Oliver Twist

 

Today I will talk about Oliver Twist. This is the second novel by Charles Dickens after The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club and published in 1837. This book is based on an autobiographical story published a few years ago.

The story tale place in England in the nineteenth century. In this novel, it’s about Oliver Twist, a young orphan raised in a workhouse, where he and other orphans are treated very bad. One day, after being nominated by his comrades, Oliver request an additional portion of oatmeal, because they are very hungry. Following this act, Oliver is placed with an undertaker to work, as punishment. Oliver decides to escape from this place and bound for London. He meets Jack in a street, je is at the head of a gang of pickpockets. He takes her to his boss, Fagin …

I enjoyed this novel, in fact I think it deals with realistic and touching way the living conditions of poor people and especially orphans during the Victorian era.

BRAVE NEW WORLD

For my first article, I’m going to talk about «  Brave New World « , a science/ distopian fiction novel written by Aldous Huxley ( a famous english writer ) in 1931 and published in 1932.

This Novel takes its name from a famous passage of a speech in the Tempest of Shakespeare. In this book, the autor imagine a society who uses the genetic and the conditioning of persons for especially push for consumption.

The story begins in London in the year 632 ( but we can’t realy locate this year in real life ). In this world, the majority of people live inside  » The Mondial State « , except a minority of « savages » who don’t correspond to the exigency of the society, they are regroupe into « reserves ». In this society, the humans are created in laboratories, where they are then conditioned. The natural reproduction has become taboo. The way they are traided belong the role than the society decided to them ( the society is divided on groups : Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Epsilon, the Alpha are the elite and the Epsilon are the lowers classes ). For example, the lower classes receive alcohol to become more weaker physically than the upper classes. This technic aim for produces good numbers of people for the needs of society.

In my mind, I like this novel because first it’s one of my favorite kind of book, and in second because sometimes in this book we can really see the drifts of our world. I really advice this book.