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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist


by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist Poverty Quotes

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Quote #10

[…] every repulsive lineament of poverty, every loathsome indication of filth, rot, and garbage;-- all these ornament the banks of Folly Ditch. (50.4)

In Folly Ditch, poverty is "loathsome" and "repulsive." Is that a reflection of what Dickens thinks of poor people, or of the conditions the broken social system forces them to live in?

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