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John O. Jordan’s “The Purloined Handkerchief”. Analysis By: Joshua Kirtley, Stephanie Krumm, Jennie McCully, Tova Salley. Overview. “The Purloined Letter” Handkerchief’s origin Handkerchief’s importance to social classes Nancy Oliver Economy Application to “The Purloined Letter”

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john o jordan s the purloined handkerchief

John O. Jordan’s“The Purloined Handkerchief”

Analysis By:

Joshua Kirtley, Stephanie Krumm,

Jennie McCully, Tova Salley

overview
Overview
  • “The Purloined Letter”
  • Handkerchief’s origin
  • Handkerchief’s importance to social classes
  • Nancy
  • Oliver
  • Economy
  • Application to “The Purloined Letter”
  • Work Cited
the purloined letter
“The Purloined Letter”
  • Purloined= verb: “to purloin” Anglo-French: “pur-loigner”
  • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Purloined Letter”
  • Handkerchief displacement from origin
handkerchiefs and social classes
Handkerchiefs and Social Classes
  • Handkerchiefs became part of the Victorian dress code.

- Upper class=Silk, carried in the pocket. Gentlemen wore “neck cloths” and “cravats.”

- Lower class=Cotton, often worn around the neck. Working class wore neckerchiefs.

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…Handkerchiefs and Social Classes
  • Dickens attempted to form some kind of philosophy of clothing in Oliver Twist.
  • “Power of Dress”

- Clothes signify social distinctions.

- Power is represented by clothing.

- Clothes help maintain social control.

nancy
Nancy
  • Nancy receives a handkerchief from Rose.

- The handkerchief exchange signifies the relationship between Nancy and Rose.

  • The white handkerchief symbolizes purity.
  • The handkerchief’s is significant in Nancy’s death.

- It links Rose, Nancy, and Agnes together.

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…Nancy
  • Sikes strikes through the handkerchief.

- He tries to hide the handkerchief.

- The handkerchief is present even when he dies.

oliver
Oliver
  • Oliver is innocent.

- “Because his heart and mind are innocent, the idea of theft never occurs to him.”

  • He represents a purloined handkerchief.

- He is circulated throughout the text to be claimed by those around him.

- He’s sometimes treated like an object.

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…Oliver
  • He seems to be a blank space that others try to fill up.

- Bumble and the Police officer name him.

- Fagin tries to teach him thievery.

  • He actually has already been marked.

- His mother imprints a kiss on him when he is born.

conclusion
Conclusion
  • Handkerchiefs serve an economic purpose.

- Handkerchief production increases.

  • Application to “The Purloined Letter”

- A letter always reaches its destination.

- The handkerchief does not reach its destination.

work cited
Work Cited

Jordan, John O. “The Purloined Handkerchief.” Oliver Twist. By Charles Dickens. Ed. Fred Kaplan. New York: Norton, 1993. 580-593.

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