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A) Answer the following questions about the passage, from "Oliver Twist":

1) Describe what one of boys threatens to do.
2) Why did the boys arrange a meeting?
3) Can you describe Oliver when he rose from the table?
4) What was the master's reaction?
5) Who are Mr Limbkins and Mr Bumble?

B) List the key words which describe these features of the workhouse:

1) The minimum food given.
2) Characters in the workhouse.
3) Boys suffering from hunger.
4) People who run the place.

C) The social attack against some aspects of life emerges clearly from the setting and the characters described:

1) Who does Dickens support?
2) What is he attacking?

D) Ironic remarks contribute to emphasize the attack on the system of the workhouse. Comment on the irony implied in the following remarks:

"...A long grace was said over the short commons.../..He gazed in stupefied astonishment on the small rebel.../..Do I understand that he asked for more, after he had eaten the supper allotted by the dietary?..."

1) What view of institutions are the boys likely to develop?
2) What is the wider significance of this abuse for society as a whole, for you?
3) Chose some details in the text which you consider particularly inhumane.
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