I just wrote an essay comparing the figures of the prostitute and criminal in Crime and Punishment and Oliver Twist for my college English class. I'm supposed to explore the social and the symbolic meanings of the images of the murderer and the prostitute and examine what role the characters' interaction with each other play in the novel. It's a big topic, and I'm afraid I've rambled, so I'd just like to know if this essay makes sense to anybody. And I desperately need a grammar check, since my professor has told me that I'm prone to awkward wording, so please for the love of good grammar point out anything that catches your eye. Nitpickiness = wonderful.
( Essay here, grammar help appreciated beyond belief.Collapse )