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Mr. Bumble

Mr. Bumble


Mr. Bumble is the abusive beadle at the workhouse where Oliver is born. His abuse of the workhouse's residents reflects Dickens's distaste for the workhouse system. Bumble ultimately marries Mrs. Corney and becomes a resident of the same workhouse himself.

Joseph Clayton Clark,"Kyd." The Characters of Charles Dickens. London: Raphael Tuck, 1890.

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