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Oliver Twist And Sense And Sensability Comparison Essay

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Set in the Victorian era, Sense and Sensibility and Oliver Twist, parallel but also contrast in many key elements. In both movies, mannerisms, class distinction, and the child's role in society were reflected by both writers. Through these analysis, I was able to achieve new insight into the conditions of the Victorian era.

In Oliver twist, mannerisms were greatly displayed in Oliver as a character. His mannerism best demonstrated how upper-class children were supposed to behave during this era. They were to be 'seen' and not 'heard'. Oliver when spoken to, was extremely polite and respectful (Very odd for how, and where he was raised). Even when living in the streets, after being kicked out of the orphanage, he still kept his high…show more content…

The poor children in Oliver Twist presented low self-esteem but appreciated what they had. Interestingly, they used the low-class stereotypes as an excuse to reaffirm their position as thieves. The wealthy shunned the poor, and believed themselves to be on a pedestal above them: Nevertheless, the poor were presented as relishing the class distinctions.

In Both movies, the wealthy were often despised, not only by the poor, but by other wealthy peers. In Sense and Sensibility it seemed as though the wealthy were in constant competition with each other, and would do anything to get higher in the social cast. This to me, is a disgusting lifestyle; it is a shallow practice to value materialism above all else, such behavior results, more often then not, in unhappiness, pain, and bitterness and they want everyone to be just as unhappy as they are.

I believe that during the Victorian era, society was very uncaring towards issues such as, juvenile crime and illegitimate pregnancies. Orphaned children, and the mothers of illegitimate children were treated badly, for example these mothers often were forced to abandon their children.

Unfortunately, society has not changed as drastically as I believe. The chasm between the classes, Value of life,moral Values and the class struggle are just

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