Oliver Twist - Chapter 54 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 53 Summary

Harry and Rose are married, and Mrs. Maylie goes to live with them in the country. The sum of Mr. Leeward's money that is left totals about 6000 pounds, which, by order of the will, should all go to Oliver. But Mr. Brownlow decides to divide it equally between the two boys, so that Monks is not left penniless to pursue a life of crime. Monks takes his half and moves to the new world, where he squanders it, and reverts to a life of crime again. He finally ends up dying in a prison. Mr. Brownlow adopts Oliver, and they move to the country near Harry and Rose, where Oliver thrives. The doctor moves there as well, and Mr. Grimwig visits them regularly. Mr. and Mrs. Bumble end up as paupers in the workhouse they once ran. All that he has witnessed makes Charley Bates turn from...

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