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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Basically, the novel "Great Expectations," by Charles Dickens was a novel about a young boy, Pip, and his experiences growing up. Pip was a poor young boy, and was taken advantage of by an escaped convict. This relationship to the convict plays out on many levels, and, eventually works to his advantage. Also in this story are many other pertinent characters, such as Estrella, adopted and bred by a Ms. Havisham to wreak havoc on the entire male race. Estrella is also intertwined with the convict who took advantage of Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 403 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens This assignment is looking closely at a novel written before 1900. The book is called “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens. The novel is in the first person, autobiographical form, that it is Pip who looks back at his past life and recounts the event which led to the situation we find him in at the last chapter. Dickens creates some memorable people, realism is found in his settings. The two characters I shall concentrate on are Pip and Magwitch appears in the opening sequences of the novel but does not return until chapter 20 when Pip is twenty three....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 406 words
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Discontent in Great Expectations - Discontent in Great Expectations Many people strive for things that are out of their reach. In the novel Great Expectations, Charles Dickens shows the themes of personal ambition and discontent with present conditions. The main character, Pip, shows early on in the story that he is unhappy with his current situation. Throughout the story he strives for the things that are beyond his reach, and is apathetic to the things that he can obtain. Pip demonstrates this by striving for Estella when he could have Biddy, and yearning to be a gentleman when he could be a blacksmith....   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays] 471 words
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Finding Happiness in Great Expectations - Finding Happiness in Great Expectations Great Expectations is a coming of age novel. This novel is a story of Pip and his initial dreams and resulting disappointments that eventually lead him to becoming a genuinely good man. During his journey into adulthood, Pip comes to realize two diverse concepts of being a gentleman and he comes to find the real gentlemen in his life aren't the people he had thought. Encouraged by Mrs. Joe and Pumblechook, as a child Pip entertains fantasies of becoming a gentleman....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 507 words
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Pip's Growth in Great Expectations - Through the novel Great Expectations, it is seen that Pip’s personalities change. He seemed to be immature at the start but in the end he turned out much different and yet also the same. It seems to me that he changed because of those surrounding him and the influence they had on him. The most influential characters were Estella and the Magwitch. Pip at first was very uneducated and had not a clue of his social class or that there even was a social class, so he was content with what he had....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 512 words
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The Development of Pip in Great Expectations - The Development of Pip in Great Expectations As Pip grows throughout the novel, he develops and matures from a naive, young boy to a moral gentleman by the three main stages that take place throughout his life. In the first stage of Pip's life he is young and does not understand what it means to be a gentleman and how it can affect his life. Pip basically asks for three wishes in the first stage. He wants education, wealth, and social advancement. These three wishes are mostly so he can impress Estella, who is the symbol of this first stage....   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays] 533 words
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Pip as a Sympathetic Character in Great Expectations - Pip as a Sympathetic Character in Great Expectations Can you imagine being totally in love with someone who is completely turned off by you. This is what happens to Pip. Throughout the book Estella disregards his feelings. In Great Expectations my sympathy for Pip fluctuates. Pip starts out as a sympathetic character because he is poor, his parents are dead, and he must live under Mrs. Joe's strict rules. As the story moves on, my sympathy for Pip decreases in every way except one: his relationship with Estella....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 535 words
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Self Conflict in Great Expectations - Self Conflict in Great Expectations Througout his novel, Dickens explored the constant struggle Pip faces as he realizes the dangers of being driven by a desire for wealth and social status. Pip attempts to achieve greater things for himself while holding on to important morals and values. Pip always feels a loyalty to Joe, his "ever the best of friends." This, along with the realization that his true priorities should be those that love him, guides Pip through changes in his character and directs him through his internal struggle....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 548 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is the story of Pip, a young orphan who lives with his sister Mrs. Joe and his brother-in-law, Joe. Pip's life changes completely when he meets Miss. Havishman and the girl who lives with her, named Estella. After visiting them, Pip's greatest ambition is transforming himself in a gentleman to gain Estella's love although she acts coldly and contemptuously towards him. Throughout the story violence surrounds the characters and their lives. Violence takes many forms and is understood differently by different cultures....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 550 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Great Expectations, a novel written by Charles Dickens is one of high standards and popularity with the public. I have been set an assignment to examine the main character Pip and the environment in which he lives as well as his past and current life. Enable to complete my task, I will only be looking at the first few pages in the novel and examine the setting, some of the characters that we are introduced to, the plot and the language used throughout the novel....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 553 words
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Summary and Analysis of Dickens' Great Expectations - Great Expectations is a comprehensive novel written by Charles Dickens and shows a moral development of a child. Pip, the main character in the story, is a young orphaned child that lives with his sister and her husband, Joe. He is raised and spends his childhood in the area with Joe, his acquaintance. On a special day, Uncle Pumblechook takes Pip to go play at Miss Havisham’s house. Miss Havisham is very eccentric as she keeps all the clocks in her house kept at the same time and still wears her old wedding dress....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 559 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Great Expectations In the novel Great Expectations, written in 1860 by Charles Dickens, there is an underlying theme of disillusionment, but it is not a melancholy book. The main character, named Pip, has many "great expectations" in his life, but over the course of time these illusions are slowly shattered. This would make one think that this narrative would be a tale of sadness and misery, it is not glum at all because of the friendships, love, and humor that Pip experience. Throughout the book many friendships become evident between Pip and other people....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 578 words
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Analyse the Opening Chapter of Great Expectations - Analyse the opening chapter of Great Expectations The author Charles Dickens wrote ‘Great Expectations’ as a series of instalments, which then put together and turned into a novel. It has been written in first person narrative, which is good because you get to know pip very well. My expectations of the opening chapter of ‘Great Expectations’ Where far from what I experienced when we actually read the book. It was also set in the olden days. By the end of the story I found it quite entertaining....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 578 words
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The Characters of Great Expectations - “He was whatever he needed to be, what we asked him to be... a teacher, a magician, a savior, a life” (245). Mr. Watts is one of the central focuses of the story along with Dolores, Matilda’s mother. The two characters are polar opposites in the way they come to their conclusions, make their decisions and view their world. With growth comes decision making in which comes greater changes, the motif of choice is woven through the novel of Mister Pip, whether its Dolores deciding to hide “Great Expectations” from the villagers causing greater occurrences or Mr....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 586 words
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The Little Big Man in Great Expectations - The Little Big Man in Great Expectations Many people grow small trying to grow big. This idea appears prominently throughout the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. This critical lens means that as a person tries to better them self, that have to be careful to be true to their values or they will become what they despise. This is a story about a boy who falls in love with a girl from a higher class. It seems as if these two could never really be together. Yet by some turn of events he gets a chance to rise to her status but there are many complications....   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays] 604 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Chapters 1-3 give you a feeling of welcoming. The first three chapters aren't just comical but in some places they are edgy. The humour makes it enjoyable to read and the apprehensive situations make you want to read on to see what happens. Right from the beginning Dickens has aroused the readers interest. The story is told in First Person Retrospective Narrative. This enables Dickens in the early chapters to re-create the child's eye view whilst fusing it with adult judgements....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 608 words
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Different Kinds Of Love In Great Expectations - In Great Expectations, there are many odd points of view of love and what love should mean. Pip’s love toward Estella is a yearning craze, and he is blinded by her fascinating beauty. On the other hand, Uncle Joe has a very respected love for Mrs. Joe, considering how harshly she treats him, Mrs. Joe doesn’t seem to love Joe at all. Biddy’s love for Pip seems true, until Pip leaves his home to become a gentleman. Estella also gets married to a man that loves her, Bently Drummle, but does not return his love, and chooses to marry for profits only....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 612 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Should Great Expectations be considered a part of the canon of great literature based on its portal of social class issues in Victorian England. This is a question that has been pondered by many, but has a justifiable answer. This book should not be considered a part of the canon of great literature for several reasons, such as the rise in social class, marriage between classes, and the depiction of women. One reasoning as to why Great Expectations should not be considered a part of the canon of great literature is the constant rise of social class....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 619 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Chapter one of the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is a very important chapter to the novel; it introduces the reader to the novel. Charles Dickens uses a number of different methods and techniques to do this. At the beginning of the chapter Dickens introduces Pip, the main character in the novel. The audience get to know a little about Pip's background and his life, Dickens makes it evident right from the beginning that this story is about Pip. We notice that Dickens writes in the first person, he writes as if he is Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 622 words
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The True Gentleman of Great Expectations - The True Gentleman of Great Expectations To determine if someone is a gentleman, one must look within them and not focus upon their material wealth. In the novel Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, three characters show qualities of a true gentleman. Pip, Joe, and Provis have true gentlemen-like characteristics, which are shown through the way they live and present themselves. Pip's actions towards others are those of an authentic gentleman. For example, when Provis is very ill and Pip is very kind and says, "I will never stir from your side" (891)....   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays] 636 words
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A Tale of Two Endings of Great Expectations - A Tale of Two Endings of Great Expectations When Charles Dickens first drafted Great Expectations, his original ending to the novel provided a concrete conclusion for the story. However, when his editor asked him to revise the ending, he did so, stating that the revised ending was a “pretty… little piece of writing.” (Appendix A) The ambiguity of the revised ending, however, leaves much to be desired. In the original ending, when Biddy questions Pip about his current feelings toward Estella, he claims strongly that he is “sure and certain” that he is over Estella (Appendix A)....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 647 words
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Themes in Great Expectations - Great Expectations, a novel published by Charles Dickens in 1862, is about a young boy named Pip who explores the differences between divisions of each social class. He starts at the very bottom as a common young boy, then he inherits a large amount of money and slowly starts climbing his way up to the top of the social pyramid. This change in social status brought change to his personality also. He went from being a caring gentlemen, to a rich, apathetic snob. Charles Dickens uses humor and satire throughout the novel, lots of irony, repetition, and the use of inanimate objects to show emotion....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Through the first pages of Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations” it is effective in showing a life history of the main character Pip and presenting him to the responder. Dickens goal is to play upon the responders emotions and he achieves this through strong emotions and beliefs and the use of social comment. The first pages of “Great Expectations” is a simple clear cut description of the working class and young children during the 18th and 19th centuries. Dickens begins to present the life of Philip ‘Pip’ Pirrip who is part of this working class genre....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 671 words
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Great Expectations: Pip’s Transition - In the novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens the principal character, Pip, undergoes a tremendous change in character. I would like to explore with you the major incidents in Pip’s childhood that contribute to his change from an innocent child to someone consumed by false values and snobbery. Pip’s transition into snobbery is, I believe, a steady one from the moment that he first meets Miss Havisham and Estella. Even before that Pip started to his fall from innocence when he steals from his sister to feed and free “his” convict....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 671 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Great Expectations As part of my GCSE coursework I have been asked to analyse the novel ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens and show how Dickens creates sympathy towards the young character Pip in the extract. Dickens starts the extract by revealing the gloomy and oppressive atmosphere in the residence of Miss Havisham. When Pip arrives at the house of Miss Havisham there is an atmosphere of gloominess which creates sympathy for Pip. ‘No glimpse of daylight was to be seen in it’. Pip feels very insecure because he is a young boy in a strange and unfamiliar environment....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 680 words
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The Maturation of Pip in Great Expectations - The Maturation of Pip in Great Expectations In Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, the author begins the tale by revealing Pip's arrogance towards previous companions. By the end of the story, we learn of Pip's love and compassion for everyone. In Great Expectations, during the middle of the book, Pip creates a rather low opinion of himself acting arrogant and conceited to others. For example, When Joe is coming to visit Pip, Pip thinks to himself, "I was looking forward to Joe's coming not with pleasure, thought that I was bound to him......   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays] 695 words
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Dickens' Great Expectations - Dickens' Great Expectations The novel Great Expectations uses the central character, Pip, to depict the ups and downs of a young child on a quest to become not only a man, but a gentleman. Dickens uses a variety of different techniques to create mood, setting, and atmosphere. Charles Dickens grew up in the nineteenth century, when times were hard and punishments were extremely harsh. So harsh you could be imprisoned or even hanged for stealing a loaf of bread. Dickens's father was in debt and as a result he was imprisoned and Charles went to a workhouse....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 699 words
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Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations In the novel 'Great Expectations' the writer, Charles Dickens expresses in expectations for the main character, Pip. This essay will explain these expectations and will see if pip meets them. The first person that has expectations is Pip, his own expectations. As a child he expects to work for Joe Gargery (Pip's sisters husband) as a blacksmith, 'I always knew I would be apprenticed to Joe as soon as I was old enough, and so I used to spend most of the day helping him in the forge.' He is happy to work with Joe, as Joe protects him and is very kind to Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 700 words
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Great Expectations - Pip's Life - In stage two of Great Expectations, we are observers to the happenings in Pip's new home of London. Pip's simple life in Kent is vastly different from his privileged life in the metropolis. For example, in Kent there were so few people that everybody knew everybody else, whereas, in Pip's new abode, there are many more people which makes it impossible to know everybody. However, we can see that there are similarities in the personalities of the city-dwellers and the inhabitants of Kent. Along with these changes from small town to metropolis, there also comes a whole plethora of positive and negative experiences that allow Pip to grow as a person....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 714 words
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The Forge and the Satis House in Great Expectations - The Forge and the Satis House in Great Expectations     During the Victorian Age in England, individuals revealed their class and prestige by flaunting their money, yet they were only disguising their inner character with the riches. Strong relationships are a key to a fulfilled life; in Dicken's Great Expectations, the contrast of the Forge and the Satis house uncover that happiness is born through relationships with others and not through money.   The Forge's simplicity contributes to a simple existance of those who live in it....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens How does Dickens create a sense of sympathy for Pip in Chapter 9 of Great Expectations The opening description of the scene is all built around making Satis house seem alien to Pip. It is immediately brought to the reader’s attention that the house is very old and that everything appears dilapidated. The brewery is quickly noticed by Pip to be unused and he tells the reader ‘No brewing was going on in it, and none seemed to have gone on for a long time.’ This involves the reader in the story and makes it easier for them to see events from his perspective, the reader shares in Pip’s feeling of foreboding....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 732 words
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Summary of Great Expectations - Great Expectations Great Expectations is one of many great books written by Charles Dickens, and in my opinion it will always be one of the great classics in English literature. Charles Dickens introduces Miss Haversham to the novel in the following way. The story is told by Pip, a grown man describing his experiences as a young common labouring boy in the early Victorian period. He sometimes tends to narrate the story as if through the eyes of an innocent child. The effect that has on the reader is that it brings out both a mature and young adventurous side in us, it also makes us feel sorry for Pip in a way, because of the way he was treated by his merciless sister....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 736 words
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Review of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Review of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations The Charles Dickens book Great Expectations is about a young boy called Phillip Pirrip (Pip) who has a strange encounter with a convict called Magwitch. As the story progresses Pip has some more encounters with the runaway convict. When Pip meets him later on in life; Pip is much older, and the convict returns to see how his protégé is getting on; Magwitch is still on the run and eventually Pip decides to help Magwitch out by taking him in a boat out of the country....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 751 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens ================== Great Expectations is a novel about a seven-year-old orphan boy called Pip who lives with his cruel sister and her good-natured husband, the Blacksmith, Joe Gargery. Pip’s life is changed when Jaggers a London lawyer tells him that a mysterious benefactor has provided money to make him a gentleman with ‘great expectations’. This novel was written in the Victorian times, around the 1850s. The style of writing in this novel reflects the historical period that it comes from because the novel has lots of long descriptive sentences....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 757 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Suffering can be analyzed from several different aspects; it can be a lesson learned or a way to feel sorry for yourself, but in either way Dickens uses it in his novels to thicken the plot, to show clearly coming of age, as well as to help you further understand the character’s situation. When you take the best you can out of suffering, and study every thing that might have lead to that peak of pain, and change that, suffering will only do you good in the long run. Instead of taking the best you can from it, some people take suffering as a way to mourn and be miserable, and tell other people how unfortunate you are....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 757 words
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Chapter One of Great Expectations - COURSEWORK ‘How effective is chapter one as an opening to “great expectations”?’ The first chapter is set in the grave yard, where pip is looking at the tombstones of his dead parents and brothers. ‘Arranged in a neat row beside their grave, and were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine- who gave up trying to get a living exceedingly early in that universal struggle’. He is stating that all of his brothers gave in to death, which gives the idea that life expectancy was low for everyone....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 758 words
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Personal Growth in Great Expectations - Personal Growth in Great Expectations The coming of age novel Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens showed how a young simple boy grew into a gentleman, and slowly discovered that no matter what happened in his life it couldn't change who he was on the inside. His attitude and personality fluctuated throughout the three main stages of his life. The first line of the book showed Pip's simplicity of thought by the way he described his nickname: "My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip." (Pg.3) His personality continued in the same manner until he met the stun...   [tags: Free Great Expectations Essays] 764 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - The main character, Pip, who is an orphan, lives with his sister and her husband Joe has a passion for art. One day while at the marshes drawing, he meets an escaped convict who tells him to return with food and a file from his sister and Joe, or he will be killed. After Pip helps him, he is almost immediately recaptured by the police. After all of this, Pip is hired by a wealthy woman by the name of Ms. Havisham, as a playmate for her adopted daughter, Estella. Pip immediately falls in love with Stella....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 765 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Coursework In my essay I am going to look at how Charles Dickens presents his characters in Great Expectations, and what devices he uses to make the characters interesting. In my response I will look at several things that Dickens uses to make his characters more interesting. For example, the social class system, the setting and the mood created by the setting, how the characters speak and how these affect your view on the characters who come up in the play. I have chosen to focus on four characters who appear often in the play....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 771 words
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Great Expectations: Lessons on Life and Love - Great Expectations: Lessons on Life and Love Great Expectations is merely timeless. It is about all the things that life is about: how relatives can be loving, or abusive, how people can choose their own families; how a woman might be driven to destroy her child, or give her child away; how people may be corrupt, may be redeemed; how your upbringing defines your character, and how you may rise above or embrace that definition; and how, finally, love is a choice. Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, is a moral book, without any clear moral directives....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 779 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Charles Dickens is famous for his unforgettable characters. Some of his most renowned characters are to be found in 'Great Expectations' a truly classic novel. Pip is a genuinely nice character. His mother and father, and this is what it says on his fathers gravestone "Georginawife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias and Roger, were also dead and buried." This immediately makes the reader feel sympathy towards Pip because it is very traumatic to lose one family member let alone seven....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 780 words
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The Opening of Dickens' Great Expectations as Compelling - The Opening of Dickens' Great Expectations as Compelling Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations" contains one of the most famous opening chapters of a novel ever written. It is very effective in making the reader want to read on. He uses many techniques which makes each paragraph flow into the next. The novel was a very popular literary form in the Victorian period, in a time before the invention of modern forms of entertainment such as television and video. As the nineteenth century progressed increasing numbers of people could read....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 781 words
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Pip in Great Expectations - Abu shahid Introduction Great Expectations is the story of Pip, an orphan boy adopted by a blacksmith's family, Pip lives with his older sister and her husband. One day, while visiting his parents' grave, Pip encounters a convict, Magwitch, who he helps escape by providing him with a file and food. Pip is hired as a playmate for Miss Havisham's adopted daughter, Estella, who he falls in love with. Pip finds out that he has a benefactor and assumes that it is Miss Havisham. He moves to the city of London with great expectations of increasing his social status....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 786 words
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Book Review on Dicken's Great Expectations - There are reasons why novels become classics, and “Great Expectation” by Charles Dickens is certainly a beloved classic with an exceptional plot and a great deal of rich themes and symbolism. This classic is filled with eccentric characters, themes and symbolism. Themes play an important part in “Great Expectations”, there are a few major themes in this novel. Dickens explores the England social class system thoroughly, criminals (the lowest end of the system) to high aristocrats are described. We also even get to see a working class boy (Pip) get turned into an aristocrat....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 790 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Introduction Charles Dickens, ' Great Expectations' , portreys the main character Pip's childhood in various ways. 'Great Expectations' is a pre 20th century novel, showing how Pip's working class upbringing affects his childhood. Pip's Childhood Pip is an orphan, who lives with his sister Mrs. Joe Gargery and her husband Joe. We are led to believe that Pip's parents die when he is young and although he is too young to remember them he still feels he has some memories of them "unreasonably derived from their tombstones" showing that Pip never had the chance to see them....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 792 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations In the first chapter of the novel Great Expectations, Dickens prepares the ground for the way the story will develop. I will show how he does this through his piece of coursework. Charles Dickens was well known for characterisation, this is where you create a character that is easily remembered. Dickens had to do this as he was a serial novelist (this is where you write a novel in stages) so his characters had to be instantly recognised after weeks or even months....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 797 words
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Pip in Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip in Dickens' Great Expectations I agree that all the adults Pip meet fail him in some way. The first character Pip comes in contact with in the novel is Mrs Joe. Rather than mothering Pip and giving him all the care and attention he never got she neglects him and treats him very roughly. She had brought Pip up "by hand" and used "Tickler" on him a number of times. She never says anything pleasant to Pip and I think that she thinks he interrupts with her relationship with Joe....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 825 words
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Chapter One of Great Expectations - What is the Significance of Chapter One of Great Expectations in Relation to the Novel as a Whole. 'Great Expectations' is a novel written by Charles Dickens and is considered to be one of his best stories. The plot follows a young boy named Phillip Pirrip or 'Pip' and it focuses on his growth as he matures from a young boy into a fully grown man. He had always had great expectations of himself, wishing to become someone of high social class - as this was set and written in the Victorian era when social class was a huge factor of society - and when he ends up visiting an eccentric woman called Miss Haversham he meets a beautiful young girl called Estella who becomes more important later on....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 826 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens builds up Sympathy for Pip at the start of the novel 'Great Expectations' through the use of first person narration, the setting and his encounter with Magwhich. Pip is presented as a vulnerable child in a threatening environment. The reader identifies with Pip in his role as victim when the convict begins his unprovoked attack on the young child. Dickens use of first person narration immediately involves the reader by connecting them to the central character that 'came to be called Pip'....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 827 words
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Great Expectations - Great expectations coursework My essay is going to be about the 1876 edition novel ‘Great Expectations.’ The author of this novel is Charles Dickens. When the novel opens we meet Pip as a rather young child. Pip is the narrator as well as the main character. This is known as the first person. Pip as an adult talks about Pip as a child. He talks about his life as a child and how it was a struggle without his parents being around to help him. This makes it interesting to read. Dickens creates sympathy for Pip by talking about his dead parents....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 829 words
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Heart Imagery in Great Expectations - Heart Imagery in Great Expectations The heart is a symbolic barometer in Great Expectations that carries us from chapter to pulsating chapter. The novel's characters are forever wearing their hearts on their sleeves and in the process end up baring their souls within the text itself, and without, to the reader. What is the significance of hearts and their many states as described when Pip unfolds his own dramatic rags-to-riches-to-grace tale. Several scenes probe Miss Havisham's psyche with words about the condition of her heart....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 832 words
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Evaluation of Estella from Great Expectations - Evaluation of Estella from Great Expectations. Evaluation of Estella "The lady whom I had never seen before, lifted up her eyes and looked archly at me, and then I saw that the eyes were Estella's eyes." From this passage, I believe it is safe to infer that Pip notices a great change in Estella's appearance and the way she carries herself, once she comes back from finishing school, but is there really that much of a change in the rest of her. Although she may change her methods, she's still unemotional, she still takes orders from Miss Havisham, and she still leads Pip on....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 843 words
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Review of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Review of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the reader is quickly attracted to the book by the author's use of very vivid and emotional details. Dickens' structure and language allow the reader to experience life-like situations from this novel. Realistic, bold characters and an up-tempo plot keep the reader interested. Dickens uses different themes to allow the reader to compare this novel to their own lives. He allows them to add their own feelings while deeply portraying the feelings that he would have felt while reading this....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 850 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Great expectations the story of an orphan boy and his adventures is one of Charles Dickens best loved novels, written in 1861. In this essay I am going to analyze and compare different aspects of the novel including the relationship changes between Magwitch and Pip and Havisham and Pip. The first character we are introduced to is Pip, who is also the narrator. The narration shows that it is an older more intelligent Pip telling the story as it is written in past tense and first person, the sentences are quite long and well structured and the language used is very formal as if it is written by a mature adult with experience....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 856 words
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Book Review of Great Expectations - Book review of Great Expectations ================================= Great Expectations is a tale of a young man raised high above his position in society by a mysterious person. Despite the book lacking in length, it more than makes up for in its remarkable characters and gripping story. It was published serially in 1860 and issued in book form in 1861. The third person mixed with first person narrative takes Pip (Philip Pirrip) through a journey he would never forget. He was brought up “by hand”, in the marshes of Kent by his disagreeable Sister and the sweet-natured Joe Gargery and always wanted to grow to be a wealthy gentleman....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 863 words
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The Character of Mr. Jaggers in Great Expectations - The Character of Mr. Jaggers in Great Expectations Mr. Jaggers plays a pivotal role in the novel, Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens. We are first introduced to him in Chapter 11, where Pip encounters the rather condescending lawyer on the stairs of Satis House. Pip describes Mr. Jaggers as "a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion." We cannot help but notice that he is extremely pontificating, by virtue of him holding Pip's chin and being almost sure that Pip was of "a bad set of fellows" although he had scarcely known Pip for two minutes....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 871 words
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Great Expectations - English Coursework - Great Expectations Charles Dickens was born in 1812. He lived with his father for the first 12 years for his life, until his father fell deep into debt. He then went to live in a prison until his father paid off his debts. During the time before he wrote ‘Oliver Twist’, two main events in history occurred. These were that slavery was abolished by Wilberforce, and the Chartists started their campaign to help the poor people of Britain. These indirectly inspired him to write ‘Oliver Twist’....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 874 words
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Abusive Women in Great Expectations - Abusive Women in Great Expectations       One may infer that Dickens may have been attempting to acknowledge the birth of female freedom, due to the industrial revolution, by way of the female characters' actions within Great Expectations. Considering that he creates such verbal execution performed by many of the female characters within the novel suggests that women were usually treated as equals, this not being the case. By allowing these women to be verbally and physically abusive, Dickens may have been presenting the distorted idea toward female criminals and violent women....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Great Expectations is a story of a young boy who is an orphan. The novel traces the growth of the narrator. The story is about Pip who gets himself into some unexpected scenarios throughout the novel. The novel Great Expectations is written in the Victorian period an age of industry, social status and crime. The author of the novel Charles Dickens wrote many novels and he got most of his inspiration to write these novels from the way of life in the Victorian period....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 997 words
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Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations From the first page in the book you can tell that Pip is a good-natured person who has a great imagination and you learn to like him as a character. The fact that he gave Magwitch the food that he asked for in the very first chapter of the book tells you that he always keeps his word and the. It is like Dickens is trying to get you to like Pip from an early stage of reading the book. Get you to like the caring, good-hearted, willingness of the young Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1009 words
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Love, Isolation, and Redemption in Great Expectations - Love, Isolation, and Redemption in Great Expectations The major themes of Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations to be discussed in order of importance, are "Love" in the context of human relationships, "Isolation" and finally "Redemption". The loneliness isolation brings can be redeemed by the loving association of our fellow man, in two ways. "Had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their maker" (author’s last name and pg. #). In isolation, the greatest sin we commit against others and ourselves is to shun human companionship, as Miss Haversham did....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1023 words
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The Punishment of Women in Great Expectations - The Punishment of Women in Great Expectations In Great Expectations, a prevailing theme is crime and punishment, and the novel accordingly explores the role of women in the Victorian society. On the one hand, there are a few female characters that are depicted with an innate moral goodness; on the other hand, there are those who are morally depraved. The difference between these doubles is striking and sometimes exaggerated, which creates a clear contrast between the characters who adapt to the imposed morals of Victorian culture, and those who do not....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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