Monday, February 28, 2011
There was a happy ending for the "good guys," and justice was served for the "bad guys," but one particular ending made me sad. I really loved Nancy for her courage in doing what she thought was right. She knew the risks, but in her heart she was selfless in her help to Oliver. That she felt trapped in her way of life, broke my heart. Her loyalty to Sikes was admirable (in theory) but didn't end well for her.
Overall? It was interesting to see how each character's story was resolved. I still didn't really get pulled into this one emotionally. Oliver Twist was a nice kid and all, but he wasn't very charismatic. The characters that made this memorable were all of the minor characters--particularly the horrible ones.
I'm still a lover of Dickens. Although this one was a bit lukewarm for me, I still love his writing and his unforgettable characters. I don't think this is one that I will revisit, but I'm glad that I read it.
Posted by Kristi at 11:43 PM