Oliver Twist, one of the most famous works of Charles Dickens’， is a novel reflecting the tragic fact of the life in Britain in 18th century.
The author who himself was born in a poor family wrote this novel in his twenties with a view to reveal the ugly masks of those cruel criminals and to expose the horror and violence hidden underneath the narrow and dirty streets in London.
The hero of this novel was Oliver Twist, an orphan, who was thrown into a world full of poverty and crime. He suffered enormous pain, such as hunger, thirst, beating and abuse. While reading the tragic experiences of the little Oliver, I was shocked by his sufferings. I felt for the poor boy, but at the same time I detested the evil Fagin and the brutal Bill. To my relief, as was written in all the best stories, the goodness eventually conquered devil and Oliver lived a happy life in the end. One of the plots that attracted me most is that after the theft, little Oliver was allowed to recover in the kind care of Mrs. Maylie and Rose and began a new life. He went for walks with them, or Rose read to him, and he worked hard at his lessons. He felt as if he had left behind forever the world of crime and hardship and poverty.
How can such a little boy who had already suffered oppressive affliction remain pure in body and mind? The reason is the nature of goodness. I think it is the most important information implied in the novel by Dickens-he believed that goodness could conquer every difficulty. Although I don’t think goodness is omnipotent, yet I do believe that those who are kind-hearted live more happily than those who are evil-minded.
For me, the nature of goodness is one of the most necessary character for a person. Goodness is to humans what water is to fish. He who is without goodness is an utterly worthless person. On the contrary, as the famous saying goes, ‘The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose’， he who is with goodness undoubtedly is a happy and useful person. People receiving his help are grateful to him and he also gets gratified from what he has done, and thus he can do good to both the people he has helped and himself.
To my disappointment, nowadays some people seem to doubt the existence of the goodness in humanity. They look down on people’s honesty and kindness, thinking it foolish of people to be warm-hearted. As a result, they show no sympathy to those who are in trouble and seldom offer to help others. On the other hand, they attach importance to money and benefit. In their opinion, money is the only real object while emotions and morality are nihility. If they cannot get profit from showing their ‘kindness’， they draw back when others are faced with trouble and even hit a man when he is down. They are one of the sorts that I really detest.
Francis Bacon said in his essay, ‘Goodness, of all virtues and dignities of the mind, is the greatest, being the character of the Deity, and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing, no better than a kind of vermin.’
That is to say a person without goodness is destined to lose everything. Therefore, I, a kind person, want to tell those ‘vermin-to-be’ to learn from the kind Oliver and regain the nature of goodness.
Gold, yellow, glittering, precious gold! This thing, as long as so little, you can make black into white, ugly into a beautiful, a wrong thing right, the humble into a distinguished, elderly into a teenager, cowards become a warrior … … This Mark Twain is the pen "millions of pounds" in a true portrayal.
"Millions of pounds" describes an American living in London, Henry Adams, who met in London two billionaires bet to get a check Mody a million pounds. Henry hungry and went to a restaurant owner to see him like a pauper, sent him into a corner, the waiter also feel that he had no money to pay, when he was closing time, everyone was shocked, and check it is 1 million! So he was as an eccentric millionaire, not only to avoid a single meal, and before leaving when his bois also the two 90-degree bow!
As the clothes worn, he was prepared to do a set of clothes in a clothing store, the salesperson will push him to another, finally pushed to the clothing rooms. A small staff is extremely snobbish and give him a very fitted dreto kill him, and checkout ago, he was some irony. When Henry took out millions of pounds, small shopkeepers actually cried! The boknow that, in order to avoid a single tailor-made Henry, 48 sets of four seasons in a variety of occasions, wear the clothes!
Mark Twain exposes the society at that time focused on the supremacy of money worship of money, money! Has become the standard measure of all! A very funny thing is, when a joke of the British aristocracy hide check, the stock market crash, people began to wonder whether Henry's check the crowd have come to demolish his own station. An aristocrat Henry scolded, clothes have been taken away, but, when checks again Back to the Henry's hands, who once again smiling noble, said: "God bleyou!" My clothes are also sent back unchanged. In fact, the reality of this phenomenon in our society, then why not, some of the plot to speak than this volte-face, volte-face more serious attitude! Some doctors for the money, you can do for patients unnecessary tests, unnecessary drugs to patients to eat to false than true also seriously confused! In such a loof medical ethics, human nature in the eyes of doctors, money is more precious than life! Such acts do not know than the "millions of pounds" in the phenomenon of how many times to be bad! Recently saw a news, an outstanding student in the examination have been an imposter, because the replacement's father money so that their children will be able to impersonate other people, not only scores replacement, name, identity, account … … have all been replaced. Victims reduced to black households more than ten years out to work, because it is the humiliation of black households, and the other was able to acceto education, are paid more than ten years after the investigation … … the matter, the court except someone else's except for a total of nine defendants: his alma mater, clateacher, the Education Bureau, Public Security Bureau, etc., that is, someone else who's father's money to urge them to do out of this discipline, illegal, ashamed to face the conscience and moral thing to!
No matter how the love of money, do not lose the basic honesty of the nature of a man; in any case for money, do not abandon morality, conscience; anyway love money, do no harm; anyway love money, must be obtained through the proper channels!