Open Question: Geography questions about the
Stuck on two questions on my Geography Assignment. Wondering if anyone would like to help me out?
-Describe the effects that this has had on Mount Martha’s North Beach and Portsea’s Front Beach
-How do the residents and business owners of Mount Martha/Portsea feel about this
I'd love any sort of help.
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1st is Great Britain with 57 000 000 people
2nd is Ireland with 6 000 000 people
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Resolved Question: Who knows italian really
i need this for italian!need an answer as soon as possible!!!
Oliver Twist Introduction
Oliver Twist, published in 1838, is one of Charles Dickens's best-known and well-loved works. It was written after he had already attained success as the author of The Pickwick Papers. It has been adapted as a film and a long-running Broadway musical and has been considered a classic ever since it was first published. The book originally appeared as a "serial"; that is, each chapter was published separately, in order, in a magazine called Bentley's Miscellany, of which Dickens was editor. Each week, readers waited avidly for the next installment in the tale; this partly accounts for the fact that each chapter ends with a "cliff-hanger" that would hold the reader's interest until the following chapter was published.
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsea, England. His father, John Dickens, was a navy clerk. In 1814, John Dickens was transferred to London, and in 1817, the whole family moved to Chatham, near the naval docks. Dickens's life during the next five years was stable and happy; he was tutored by his mother and later went to school in Chatham. His father had a small collection of books, and Dickens read them avidly.
Chapters One through Nine
The book opens with Oliver's birth in a workhouse, as his unmarried and nameless mother dies. He is soon transferred to an "infant farm," run by Mrs. Mann, who starves the children under her care and pockets the money given to her for their food. Although many of the children die, investigations always determine that the death was "accidental." Oliver lives with her until he is nine, when the parish beadle, Mr. Bumble, arrives to tell her that Oliver is supposed to return to the workhouse. At the workhouse, he gets in trouble for asking for more food. For this audacious behavior, he is locked up, and the workhouse board decides to give five pounds to anyone who will take Oliver as an apprentice and thus relieve the parish of his care.
Chapter 1 Summary
The initial chapter describes the birth of the main character � Oliver Twist. His mother has been found lying in the street, her shoes in shreds from walking. She is brought to a workhouse in England, and the next night gives birth to Oliver, delivered by a surgeon and a drunken nurse. Oliver struggles to breathe at first, but once established, cries heartily. His mother asks to see him, and dies once she has placed a kiss on him. She is unmarried, and no one knows her identity. Oliver is left at the workhouse in the care of the nurse.
Chapter 1 Analysis
In this initial chapter, Dickens begins to observe class differences in society. As he describes the nurse dressing the infant in worn and yellowed clothing, he describes how these used, ragged clothes already denote Oliver's place in the world.
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Open Question: What became of Aussie PM
Did the Australian secret service at the time ASIO conspire to give him a new identity ,so he could return to his place of birth America ?
Posted on 10 April 2011 | 6:13 pm