Oliver Twist

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Losborne Character Analysis

A doctor and close associate of the Maylie family, Losborne cares for Oliver when Oliver is recovering from a gunshot wound in the Maylie home. Later, he cares for Rose when she falls ill with fever. Losborne, at the novel's end, moves close to Harry and Rose, as he has become almost a part of the family.
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Losborne Character Timeline in Oliver Twist

The timeline below shows where the character Losborne appears in Oliver Twist. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 29
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...Mrs. Maylie, an older and distinguished woman, and her seventeen-year-old niece Miss Rose Maylie. A doctor arrives, breathless, having been shocked by the news of the robbery—the narrator points out, jokingly,... (full context)
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The doctor talks to Giles, asking if Giles shot the intruder—Giles says, proudly, that he did. Lorsborne... (full context)
Chapter 30
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The doctor leads both Rose and Mrs. Maylie upstairs to see Oliver. On revealing that Oliver is... (full context)
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Lorsborne swears that he will get the truth out of Giles and Brittles, but before doing... (full context)
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When Lorsborne goes downstairs, he sees that the village constable has joined Giles and Brittles. Lorsborne, attempting... (full context)
Chapter 31
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...charge in the house. They ask whether "a boy" it was who robbed the home; Lorsborne says that this isn't true, that Giles and Brittles only believes the person they shot... (full context)
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Lorsborne is worried that, if Oliver tells the true story of his life to Blathers and... (full context)
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...strange, complex story about a robber he once caught named Conkey Chickweed—a story that neither Lorsborne nor the Maylies can follow—Blathers, with Duff, goes upstairs to talk to Oliver. Lorsborne and... (full context)
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...grow stronger, despite his injury. He is looked after by Rose, Rose's aunt, and Dr. Lorsborne. (full context)
Chapter 32
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Once Oliver is hardy enough to make the journey, he takes a wagon with Lorsborne back to London, in order to meet with Brownlow and Mrs. Bedwin, and to explain... (full context)
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Lorsborne, by nature an impetuous man, goes into the house to berate whomever is there, and... (full context)
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Lorsborne and Oliver head to Brownlow's house, where they ring and find a servant. This servant,... (full context)
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...than any he has known, and spends three months of bliss with the Maylies and Lorsborne, who visits often from his home nearby. (full context)
Chapter 33
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...seems poised to help her niece, and to fight off melancholy. She dispatches Oliver to Lorsborne's, with a note informing him of Rose's fever. Oliver notices another letter for a man... (full context)
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Oliver runs all the way to the market, four miles off, with the letter for Lorsborne (it will be taken from the market to Lorsborne by coach). While running back home... (full context)
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When Oliver returns home, Rose's fever has grown worse—Lorsborne, who arrives later, fears that Rose might not survive it. After a few days, in... (full context)
Chapter 34
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...the time being; Mrs. Maylie goes back to tend to Rose, and Harry entertains Oliver, Losborne, and Giles with stories into the night. Over the next several days, Harry stays at... (full context)
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...saw on the street (the "strange man," after Oliver had dropped off a letter for Losborne in the nearby market-town) outside the window. In a daze, Oliver cannot do anything, and... (full context)
Chapter 35
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...alerts the house that "the Jew" (Fagin) and another man were there. Harry, Giles, and Lorsborne attempt to find them outside, but cannot—the two seem to have vanished without a trace.... (full context)
Chapter 36
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After breakfast, as Harry is preparing to leave with Lorsborne, Harry pulls Oliver aside and asks him a favor: that Oliver might write to Harry... (full context)
Chapter 41
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...him all the information Rose has relayed to her. Brownlow, hearing all, pledges to tell Lorsborne all that had taken place, while Rose returns to the hotel to inform Mrs. Maylie.... (full context)
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Lorsborne is furious with Nancy when he hears that she is responsible for dragging Oliver back... (full context)
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Brownlow and Lorsborne go to the hotel to meet with Rose and Mrs. Maylie. Brownlow has a plan... (full context)
Chapter 49
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Brownlow tells Monks he will protect him if he swears to this version of events. Losborne then enters and says that they have found Sikes' dog and have used it to... (full context)
Chapter 51
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...full nature of his backstory, and he is anxious to discover this truth. Brownlow and Lorsborne have also kept the details of Nancy's murder and Sikes' death from the ladies, until... (full context)
Chapter 53
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...Oliver move to within a mile of the parsonage where Harry and Rose live. And Lorsborne, inventing an excuse to be close to the group he loves so much, also moves... (full context)