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Analysis of Fagin's Last Night Alive in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist Mixing entertainment with a profound review of the modern socioeconomic system and philosophy, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist investigates the undeniable fact that in ancient London, offense was neither heroic nor romantic. A setting of debauchery, thievery, prostitution, and murder, and Fagin's underworld didactically illustrates the "gruesome and gruesome truth (36)," that the surroundings - not arrival - influences character. Trying to present society into the evil it had established, Dickens penned "Fagin's Last Night Alive," manipulating equally his literal and figurative audience, rapping on the recent thoughts and issues. By typifying Fagin as the utter evil, Dickens utilizes modern religious temperaments and society's apathy and ignorance, to show a reality concerning the underworld lifestyle that society wasn't inclined to admit - society is somewhat guilty for its underworld's corruption. Distant, detached, and oblivious of society degenerate condition, the developing society emphasized reality's ugliness. Believing that decadence invited decadence and that one's birth affected one's character, society hunted welfare reform, establishing centralized institutions for general assistance. Once established, the Poor Law separated households, put the poor to operate in occupations that nobody desired, creating an environment which was less appealing for public aid, and more appealing for the employment. Considering that it had made today better than yesterday, even society moved on its business, ignoring the fact of starvation, sickness, and death. The conditions after the Poor Law compelled people to avoid public guidance, making them the just...