Oliver Twist - Chapter 40 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 39 Summary

Sikes has been ill with a fever. Nancy has tended him. Fagin, Charley and Dodger come to visit and bring some dinner. Sikes demands money, and Nancy follows Fagin home to get it. Monks visits while she is there, and she overhears Fagin tell Monks where Oliver is located. As Nancy leaves, she is tempted to run, but eventually goes home to Bill. But the next night, when Bill goes to sleep, she leaves and goes to a hotel where Rose, Mrs. Maylie and Oliver are staying. She asks to see Rose.

Chapter 39 Analysis

Nancy is once again looking out for Oliver's best interests. She literally risks her life to go and warn Rose of Oliver's danger.

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