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While Dodger's story is fictional, many of the characters included were actual historical figures. Choose a character to research and describe how their life impacted London. How is the character portrayed in the novel? Is the portrayal consistent with this person's role in history?

Discuss the parallel drawn in the novel between the truth and the fog. In what ways does Charlie teach Dodger to use a slightly mutilated form of the truth to save Simplicity?

Consider Dodger's distaste for being called a hero. Why does this title sit so badly with him?

Discuss the significance of clothing in the novel.

How did Dodger intend for his rescue of Simplicity to go? What circumstance changed his plans?

What is Solomon's role in the novel? Discuss also his view of religion and God.

How do Dodger's street smarts benefit him? Give at least three examples...

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