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Oliver Twist


Activities title graphic - shot Fagin with one of his gang

In this section students continue to explore the novel and the film of Oliver Twist, examining issues around both texts' context, content and construction. Through various activities, students can look at Dickens' use of opposition and contrast, the marketing of both the book and the film and what to consider in adapting sections of the text for the big screen. Students can put Dickens in the dock and debate whether he really addressed the social problems of the time, or play an interactive comprehension game to save themselves from prison, deportation or worse!