princess0fheavenOn the 2007-03-22 at 09:32pm
Bonjour à tous voilà j'ai besoin d'aide pour mes expressions écrites en anglais c'est pour demain et j'y arrive pas trop !

Le texte est sur Oliver Twist et dans un de mes sujets , il parle de Victorian England alors que je n'ai jamais étudié celà ! On a étudié de lhistoire en anglais mais pas de Victorian England
quelqu'un pourrai m'aider un peu ? et pour le sujet 2 je ne sais pas quoi raconter. Help svp

I want some more

The gruel disappeared; the boys whispered each other, and winked at Oliver; while his next neighbours nudged him. Child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from the table; and advancing to the master, basin and spoon in hand, said: somewhat alarmed at his own temerity:

'Please, sir, I want some more.'

The master was a fat, healthy man; but he turned very pale. He gazed in stupified astonishment on the small rebel for some seconds, and then clung for support to the copper. The assistants were paralysed with wonder; the boys with fear.

'What!' said the master at length, in a faint voice.

'Please, sir,' replied Oliver, 'I want some more.'

...The board were sitting in solemn conclave, when Mr. Bumble rushed into the room in great excitement, and addressing the gentleman in the high chair, said,

'Mr. Limbkins, I beg your pardon, sir! Oliver Twist has asked for more!'

There was a general start. Horror was depicted on every countenance.

'For MORE!' said Mr. Limbkins. 'Compose yourself, Bumble, and answer me distinctly. Do I understand that he asked for more, after he had eaten the supper allotted by the dietary?'

'He did, sir,' replied Bumble.

'That boy will be hung,' said the gentleman in the white waistcoat. 'I know that boy will be hung.'

Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman's opinion. An animated discussion took place. Oliver was ordered into instant confinement; and a bill was next morning pasted on the outside of the gate, offering a reward of five pounds to anybody who would take Oliver Twist off the hands of the parish. In other words, five pounds and Oliver Twist were offered to any man or woman who wanted an apprentice to any trade, business, or calling.


what did your learn about charity in Victorian England from this text (why do you think the "good" people of a parish felt obliged to help the orphans ? what was expected of the orphans , what happened if they didn't conform and why ? Explain the real reasons behind in Victorian England)


would you say that our society is more tolerant than it used some one hundred years ago or would you say that there is still room for improvement . Discuss this talking as example the conditions of women or the porr in our country