Mr. Snawley Enlarges on Parental Instinct
Phiz (Hablot K. Browne)
Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby
Source: J. A. Hammerton, The Dickens Picture-Book, p. 164.
While Phiz continues to delight in the physical and character comedy of Snawley and Squeers, Dickens develops the plot secret surrounding Smike, unmasking Snawley as a compound of meanness, hypocrisy, and brutality through his own words and actions. [Continued below]
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