The settings
Dickens story, Oliver Twist, take place in London 1830. At that time, Great Britain was a very rich country. Many rich people lived in London. However, most people in England did not have much money. Thousands of poor people lived in London. They lived in small, dirty houses and did not have enough to eat. They had no work and many men, women and children became criminals. At this time, criminal could be hanged for murdering somebody or for stealing.
The characters in the story are divided to 2 groups the first group which is also the main group is poor people and the criminals this group is presented mostly as the bad characters in the story. The second group is the rich and kind people this group shows a lot of compassion.
Not much is mentioned about the time lapse in the story. I can only tell that seven years after Oliver was born he ran away from the workhouse he was in. And nearly in the end of the story is mentioned that it past twelve years after Oliver was born. So I would say that the story is told in a time period of 5 ? 6 years.

The plot
The story is talking about a boy called Oliver Twist. Oliver was born into a workhouse in England, Oliver was an orphan. Oliver ran away from that workhouse when they put him in sale and he was set free he started to walk towards London. When he reached a small town near London he met a boy that offered him some food and a place to stay. Oliver went with that boy but he didn?t know that was the mistake of his life. That boy turned out as a thief and Oliver was imprisoned by him and the boss of those kids. On Oliver first theft mission he got was saved by an old rich man, he took Oliver to his home and he took care of him with great kindness and compassion until the thieves returned him because he knew too much about them and they feared he will tell the police. In Oliver second and last mission for the thieves he went for a robbery with the two bosses of this thief\'s guild and during the robbery Oliver was shot. The two bosses left Oliver to die but the young lady who lived in the house adopted Oliver and she also treated him with great kindness. In this point of the story a guy named Monks step in the story and in the end of the story it turns out that Monks was the reason for all of Oliver problems. He was the reason that Oliver was led to the thieves from the first place and he is the reason to keep Oliver there. All of this because Monks was Oliver brother and when Oliver and Monks father died he left a will but Monks and his mother destroyed it so they will get all the money. So Mr. Brownlow (the rich old man who took care of Oliver) who was a good friend of Oliver and Monks father told Monks to live all his money for Oliver and too run away for another country. In the end Oliver became a son for Mr. Brownlow and the two bosses of the thieves (Fagin and Sikes) were executed.

The main characters
The main character is Oliver Twist. Oliver twist is a little boy with no parents. He lost his mother on his birth and his father died even before he was born. Oliver was scrawny poor boy that always got into some troubles but he also always got out of the troubles, he was a smart boy and even charismatic in some ways. Through the story you can see Oliver development almost only by other people and barely from himself also was Oliver a very lucky character.
Other important characters were Mr. Brownlow, Fagin, Bill Sikes, Monks, Rose Maylie and Nancy. Mr. Brownlow and Rose Maylie both adopted Oliver in one point of the story and they strained him and helped him. Fagin, Bill Sikes and Monks hated Oliver and those characters was the main problem of Oliver. All of the three don?t care of anyone besides themselves. Nancy helped Oliver in any way she can and she is the reason for Mr. Brownlow and Rose successes of saving Oliver and she died because the