The Monk's perpetuate this mistaken identity in order to serve their own aims of claiming Oliver's inheritance for themselves.
Nancy pretends to be Oliver's sister by putting on middle class clothes in order to get Oliver back to Fagin. I think that you could also look at the use of disguise and misrepresentation in the novel.
Nancy pretends to be Oliver's sister by putting on middle class clothes in order to get Oliver back to Fagin.
Clothes as a means of identifying social class are important.
” It is important to have an understanding of what the ‘bad man’ theory is all about.
It’s also important to be able to criticize it – to say something about whether you agree with it.
This course should be useful for all postgraduate students following a taught programme.
It is of particular use at the start of term 2 when students are asked to submit their dissertation proposal.
Bad-man theory is a jurisprudential doctrine or belief, according to which a bad person’s view of the law represents the best test of what exactly the law is because that person shall carefully and precisely calculate what the rules allow and operate up to the rules’ limits. This theory was first adopted by Oliver Wendell Holmes who mentioned that a society’s legal system is defined by predicting how the law affects a person, as opposed to considering the ethics or morals underlying the law.
Under this theory, the prediction is done by viewing the law in accordance with a bad man’s point of view who is not bothered about morals. Instead, such a person would be concerned about the degree of punishments certain acts will incur by the public force of law.