Please, Sir, can we have some more... Oliver Twist?
|Author||Dickens - Charles Dickens|
Fate and Free Will
Literature and Writing
Society and Class
Very, very hungry. [Kid eating a bowl that doesn't have any food in it]
Some might even say "starving" if they’re feeling dramatic.
I figured I had nothing left to lose, so I asked the master chef if I could have some
Famous scene, "more sir, please may I have some more" He was….less than accommodating. [Oliver holding up his bowl to the chef]
He made Gordon Ramsey look like an angel. [Angry chef holding a plate of food]
So it was off to solitary confinement for me, after a lovely chase... [Oliver behind bars]
After a week, they decided to get rid of me altogether and sold me as an apprentice to
the undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry.
In theory, it sounded okay, but the job was a real… killjoy. [Oliver and Mr Sowerberry at a funeral]
Pardon the pun.
And to make matters worse, Mrs. Sowerberry and the charity-boy, Noah, were a couple of
real bad actors.
All of that I could handle.
But then came the straw that broke the camel's back - the boy bashed my mother’s good name… [A straw lands on a camel's back]
It seems “yo mama” jokes have been around for a long time.
It was time to hit the road.
Now don’t get me wrong.
I enjoy exercise as much as the next lad, but 70 miles is no cakewalk… [Oliver walking on top of a cake]
By the time I got to London I was starving… again, and found myself wishing it was a cakewalk... [Oliver stood near to Big Ben]
So there I was, minding my own business, when this kid appeared out of nowhere. [Kid appears from a cloud of smoke]
Next thing I knew, he was buying me lunch and offering me a place to crash. [Kid holding a plate of food for Oliver]
My options were, as you would imagine, quite limited so I accepted.
But as we got closer to the door, I started to second-guess my decision. [Oliver looks unsure]
Before I could run, Jack pushed me inside the rat-infested apartment.
But I figured it had to be better than spending another night in the cold, right? [Rats climbing on Oliver]
At least the rats liked to cuddle…
But I was on pins and needles the whole time I was at Fagin’s place. [Oliver laid on thumbtacks]
So one day I tagged along with Jack, who the other boys called “the Artful Dodger.” [Jack holds up a tophat full of apples]
Turns out, Jack has quite a skill set…
A skill set that got me into a spot of trouble… [Jack stealing from a mans pocket]
You see, the cop pinched the wrong kid. [Policeman nips olivers arm]
But for the first time in my life, I got a lucky break.
The kindly Mr. Brownlow took me home and saw to it that I was taken care of. [Mr Brownlow takes Oliver away]
And indeed I was!
I'd never had so much to eat, seen so many books, or rested quite as comfortably as I [Oliver in a comfy bed]
did with Mr. Brownlow.
That is until Fagin’s friends Nancy, and her decidedly unpleasant companion, Bill Sikes,
found me and forced me into a life of crime. [Bill Sykes drags Oliver away]
And talk about on-the-job training gone wrong…I took a bullet and was left for dead on my
very first day. [Oliver is shot by a Nerf gun]
But then there was more good luck…
Sweet Mrs. Maylie found me and took me in.
She nursed me back to health, and once again, I saw a glimmer of what my life could be. [Mrs. Maylie pulls the Nerf bullet off Oliver]
But again, it was short-lived.
Nancy heard through the grapevine that a guy named Monks wanted my head on a platter.
So she used social media to broadcast the threat. [Nancy using her phone]
And long story short…
Sikes killed Nancy for revealing the plan. [Sikes shoots Nancy]
But Sikes and Fagin got what was coming to them.
And Mr. Brownlow confronted Monks…Well it turns out, of course, I’m his half-brother.
And the sole heir to our father’s fortune. [Oliver stood next to a pile of money]
Talk about a strange twist of fate…