Oliver Twist is now one of my favorite books. I love the plot and the way Charles Dickens wrote them, it makes everything vivid.
Oliver is an orphan whose mother is died when giving birth to him and dad is unknown. He is brought up in a farm until he is nine, the workhouse decide to take him. He has a terrible life there, no meat is provided, a little bit porridge is a way not enough for the children. At length, when no more starvation can be borne, Oliver asks for second, he says cautiously " Can I have some more, please." And this question, changes his life completely. Oliver is taken by a benevolent gentleman as a result. The gentleman treats Oliver well, but his wife and other to apprentices don't like hims at all. After a fight between Oliver and Noeh, Oliver becomes even quieter and more miserable. Finally, he runs away, and reaches the big and dangerous city, London, thinking at least he can find a way to survive.
However, he is taken by a gang, who teach Oliver how to steal. When Oliver realizes they are thieves, he runs away again. Fortunately, a kind-hearted gentleman takes him. Oliver spends the happiest time in his life in this gentleman's house.
Maybe God doesn't want Oliver to find his happiness so soon, there are much more difficulties waiting for him to conquer. One day, on his way to a bookshop, Oliver is caught by the gang again. They force him to rob. One of the robberies fails, leaves poor wounded Oliver, lying next to the house, which they tried to rob. Funny enough, people in that house take care of him, he even starts learning how to read and write.
In the end, every member of the gang's life goes horribly wrong. Oliver's life history is revealed and found out that Rose is his aunt and Monks is his half-brother. Old gentleman adopts him as his son. I think, everything ends up in a nice way!
I am so happy for little Oliver, he finally found his felicity. He is an optimistic, not scared of difficulties, polite and appreciative boy. He deserves what he gets in the end. The plot is intricate, and every character is masterly linked together.
The story of Oliver Twist reflects the darkness of the society. At that time, everyone was intrigued in factory revolution, the whole society looked prosperous. But there were still many people lived poorly, or even struggled to survive. The book displays all the problems of Britain at that time ----- workhouses, hunger, gangs, stealing, etc. That is one of the reasons why this book caused such a great impression and effect. The effort Oliver put in for a better life is very positive, it shows the optimistic of some people, although they didn't live in a good situation.