Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Blathers and Duff Character Analysis

Two doltish investigators who attempt to see whether Oliver was one of the robbers of the Maylies' home, they are misled by Losborne and sent back to London with misleading information; Losborne makes it seem that Oliver was wounded in a coincident gunshot accident, and that Oliver therefore had nothing to do with the robbery.
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Blathers and Duff Character Timeline in Oliver Twist

The timeline below shows where the character Blathers and Duff appears in Oliver Twist. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 31
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The two investigators, named Blathers and Duff, enter gruffly and ask to speak with those in charge in the house.... (full context)
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Losborne is worried that, if Oliver tells the true story of his life to Blathers and Duff, they won't take pity on him the way he and the Maylies have.... (full context)
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...robber he once caught named Conkey Chickweed—a story that neither Losborne nor the Maylies can follow—Blathers, with Duff, goes upstairs to talk to Oliver. Losborne and Giles go along as well.... (full context)
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...Oliver, the doctor also pulled apart a section of Giles' gun, rendering it useless; thus Blathers and Duff, on examining the broken gun, saw that, whomever Giles believed to have injured... (full context)