Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist

Oliver TwistOliver Twist by Charles Dickens
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the humor and richness of the story. However, I thought it was a bit constructed. I mean, what are the odds of Oliver running into exactly those people?
I also thought that the portrayal of Fagin was racist. The way he was characterized and called “the Jew” all the time reminded me of Shylock’s portrayal and that I didn’t approve of.
Also, the good people were a bit too good and the evil ones just evil. People are a bit more complicated than that I think. Also, why did they have to cry all the time.
But nonetheless, I enjoyed reading the story quite a bit.

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