Oliver Twist | Critical Essay by Ronald D. LeBlanc

This literature criticism consists of approximately 22 pages of analysis & critique of Oliver Twist.
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Critical Essay by Ronald D. LeBlanc

SOURCE: LeBlanc, Ronald D. “An Appetite for Power: Predators, Carnivores, and Cannibals in Dostoevsky's Fiction.” In Food in Russian History and Culture, edited by Musya Glants and Joyce Toomre, pp. 124-45. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997.

In the following essay, LeBlanc explores Dostoevsky's use of food and eating in his fiction, and suggests that the author uses such imagery as a metaphor for humans' efforts to dominate, or “devour” each other.

We are what we all abhor, Anthropophagi and Cannibals, devourers not only of men, but of ourselves.

Thomas Browne, Religio Medici

Cannibals? Who is not a cannibal?

Herman Melville, Moby Dick

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Galatians 5:15

In a rather fanciful American novel set...

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