From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist


by Charles Dickens


Character Role Analysis

Oliver Twist

Oliver’s name is in the title of the book, so you can bet he’s a pretty central character. Although he’s not present in every scene, all of the characters know who he is and are established as having some kind of relationship to Oliver. Yep, sounds like the protagonist to us.