Oliver Twist - Chapter 53 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 52 Summary

Fagin goes to court and is sentenced to die on Sunday by hanging. He lives out his last few days in a cell, where he contemplates his death and the deaths of other men that he had sent to the gallows. Others come to visit him to talk to him about repenting of his sins, but Fagin sends them away with curses. On the day he is to die, Oliver and Mr. Brownlow visit him, but he is delirious. Mr. Brownlow asks Fagin where the papers that Monks entrusted him with are located. Fagin wants to speak to Oliver. He tells Oliver where the papers are located, and tries to get Oliver to help him escape. The guards come and take Fagin to the gallows. Oliver is very weak from what he has witnessed. He and Mr. Brownlow spend the night at the prison and leave in...

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