Ragged Dick - Research Article from Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library

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  • In the first excerpt, Dick is introduced to the reader. He is seen going through his normal daily routine of waking up from his night's sleep on the city street and going off to shine shoes to pay for his food. The reader sees that Dick is charming, witty, honest, and outgoing, but has faults. If there is extra money from his day of shoe shining, Dick gambles it away or uses it to buy cigars or go to the theater. Because of this he starts each day as penniless and homeless as the day before.
  • The second excerpt occurs very near the end of the novel, when Dick performs a heroic act and wins the gratitude of a wealthy gentleman. In between these two events Dick takes the steps necessary to become "spectable" (respectable) and also proves...

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