throughout Oliver Twist there are any examples of humour. Although it is a dark novel Each of the literary techniques of humour, irony and satire, employed by Dickens help add focus and depth on the various conflicts between the novels outcasts and its established society. It is impossible to cover all avenues within Oliver Twist that might be considered as humorous, satirical or ironic..Another example of laughter in Oliver Twist is in the characters names.
The naming of Mr. Bumble the Beadle is also for comedic effect. the image that the name “Bumble” makes you imagine is one of a fool or an idiot but Mr. Bumbles behaviour throughout the book does not reflect his foolish name, instead his consistent meansess, viciousness and violent nature towards oliver makes him become one of the villains of the story instead. However his name is supposed to be ironic . It is ironic that Mr.
Bumble is incapable of being sympathetic towards Oliver’s situation.