by Charles Dickens
Fagin Timeline and Summary
- Fagin meets Oliver when the Dodger brings him in.
- Fagin tries to train Oliver up as a pickpocket, but Oliver doesn’t seem to get it.
- Fagin sends Oliver out with the Dodger and Charley, but then Oliver runs off and gets caught.
- He worries about Oliver telling the police about the gang, and tries to track Oliver down.
- Once they have Oliver back again, Fagin locks him up for a while, and then sends him off on an expedition with Sikes and Toby Crackit.
- Fagin freaks when he hears how the expedition failed, because he Oliver is worth a lot of money to him. But he doesn’t want the gang members to know that.
- He worries a little bit that Nancy suspects something.
- Fagin meets up with Monks, and travels to the little village where Oliver’s living to scope it out.
- Fagin hires Noah Claypole as the newest member of the gang and as a replacement for the Artful Dodger, who got arrested.
- He finds out from Noah that Nancy has been meeting secretly with Rose Maylie and Mr. Brownlow, and sends Sikes to deal with her.
- Fagin is arrested, tried, sentenced, and hanged.