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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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Great Expectations - Great Expectations The title of this novel is Great Expectations and was written by Charles Dickens. Dickens wrote and set this novel in near the mid-1800 in London, England. Great Expectations is about a young, common boy named Pip that blossoms into a gentleman with high expectations of himself. The main and supporting characters are Pip, Estella, Miss Havisham, Magwitch, and Jaggers. Pip is the protagonist and narrator of the novel. The novel spans the time in which he was a young boy through his age in which he is recognized as a true man of the world....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1435 words
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Great Expectations - Great Expectations Josh Billings once said "to bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while". There are few things as important in the development of youth as the influence of the adults that surround them. The example of influential adults will almost always dictate, in some way, the behaviour of children. Young people look for role models and examples in the adults they meet. In Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations (1860), vivid adult characters such as the eccentric Miss Havisham, the enigmatic lawyer Jaggers, the simple but kind blacksmith Joe and the mysterious convict Magwitch have fundamental influences over the development of the story's p...   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1706 words
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Great Expectations - Great Expectations Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations is a very enjoyable book for the reader for many reasons. Overall, Great Expectations is a novel that effectively depicts the emotions and feelings of the characters in the story and has a plot that maintains the reader’s interest. These elements, along with others help to make the novel appealing for the reader. When young boy by the name of Philip Pirrup (referred to a Pip by all that know him) encounters an escaped convict in a churchyard, he is extorted to get food and a file for the man....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1150 words
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Great Expectations - Great Expectations The novel great expectation was finished for the first time in 1860; it was created in weekly instalments in a weekly journal called “all year round”. The story went on for 36 weeks. This gave the author Charles Dickens few challenges he had to beat to keep the readers interests up. He used cliff hangers and other ways he needed to grab the reader’s attention. Dickens grew up in a small house in Landport, by Portsmouth, on the 7th of February. John his father was a clerk. Charles had a rough childhood, and wasn’t liked by other students due to his fragile body....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1213 words
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Great Expectations - Great Expectations Is Great Expectations the story of the becoming of a snob. Phillip Pirrip or commonly know as Pip, a young orphan living with his sister and her husband in the marshes of Kent, sits in a cemetery one evening looking at his parents' tombstones. Suddenly, an escaped convict springs up from behind a tombstone, grabs Pip, and orders him to bring him food and a file for his leg irons. Pip obeys, but the fearsome convict is soon captured anyway. The convict protects Pip by claiming to have stolen the items himself....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2924 words
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Great Expectations - Great Expectations What techniques does Dickens use to present the characters. Dicken’s uses a variety of techniques in order to present his characters. By doing this it gives us a better and a clearer image of the characters. The first technique I’ll consider is his use of language which he uses very well. This technique is used to present his characters very effectively. Dickens aim is to show how physically and mentally destroyed Ms. Havisham is. He does this by surrounding her with images and language of death....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2045 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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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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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 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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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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Charles Dickens - Great Expectations - The portrayal of society in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is that of a symbol of contemporary British civilization, with Miss Havisham representing the epitome of such. By utilizing this particular character as the conduit between social body and physical body, the author successfully blends together the kinship inherent to these aspects of British life. Miss Havisham is instrumental in establishing the link between the traditional Victorian society and the manner in which women finally gained significant changes in their investments....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1093 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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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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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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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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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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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - In Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, Dickens conveys the idea that wealth leads to isolation. The novel begins when Pip, a young orphan, encounters an escaped convict in a cemetery. Despite Pip’s efforts to help this terrifying personage, the convict is still captured and transported to Australia. Pip is then introduced into the wealthy yet decaying home of Miss Havisham where he meets Estella, a little girl who takes pleasure in tormenting Pip about his rough hands and future as a blacksmith....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1910 words
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Free Essays - Great Expectations - There were several themes associated with the novel Great Expectations. One of the most fascinating themes dealt with "infatuation and how it compares to and relates to love" ("Infatuation"). Infatuation is basically an obsession, or extravagant affection towards a person (Webster, 667). There is really no definite reason behind their passion, therefore this feeling is often short in duration and indicative of faulty judgement (Webster, 667). The person doesn't know what these feelings mean, this is normally why they mistake it for love....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1065 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 - 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 by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens The aim of this piece of coursework is to examine different characters of the Charles Dickens book 'Great Expectations' and how Dickens manages to create sympathy for the particular characters I have chosen. The characters that I have chosen to write about are Pip and Miss Havisham. I will be analysing extracts one and two and using these to prove certain points that I will be making. 'Great Expectations' is the story of Philip Pirrip, known as Pip, an orphan raised by his brutal sister and her gentle-natured husband, Joe Gargery....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 939 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Great Expectations is a semi-autobiographical book written in the mid-19th century by Charles Dickens the novel follows the life of the orphan protagonist Pip who we see change from a young child to a maturing young adult. Through this essay I aim to show how Great Expectations fits the genre of Bildungsroman but also how Charles Dickens writes beyond the traditional criteria. Charles Dickens writes about the controversial issues on class through the Bildungsroman genre....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1312 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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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - General Info: A story of moral redemption. The hero is an orphan raised in humble surroundings, in the early decades of the nineteenth century, comes into a fortune, and promptly disavows family and friends. When the fortune first loses its lustre, then evaporates completely, he confronts his own ingratitude, and learns to love the man who both created and destroyed him. The story is told by the hero himself, and the challenge Dickens faced in devising this first-person narrative was two-fold....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1695 words
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The Name “Estella” in Great Expectations - The Name “Estella” in Great Expectations The name of the characters in a Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, is very important. In the case of Estella, the name indicates her personality, her relation with other characters and even the way in which she moves along the novel. In Spanish, the word for star is “estrella”. Since Spanish is a “romance” language, estrella is undoubtedly derived from the Latin word for star. Stars are cold but beautiful to see. The same is true for Estella: she has a cold personality but she is very pretty....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1202 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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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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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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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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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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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - The story begins in a village near the marshes where a young boy named Pip lives. Because his parents are dead, he lives with his sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery and her husband Joe who’s a blacksmith and Pip’s trusted friend. Pip doesn’t have much of a future, he’s destined to become Joe’s apprentice and eventually a blacksmith. Then, Pip meets a convict out on the marshes. It seems like nothing important, despite it being frightening, but this meeting will change his life forever. The convict asks him to bring some food....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1448 words
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Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations – Charles Dickens ‘Great expectations’ is a novel written by Charles Dickens. He was interested in bringing about change and his novels dealt with such topics as justice and punishment, the widening gap between the rich and poor and so on. He believed that the divisions between the classes had produced a diseased and unhealthy society. During the Victorian society, women suffered many disadvantages. Women were dependent on men, unless they were rich. Women were expected to “serve” and obey their husbands....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1567 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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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Pip is a young boy when he meets a convict in the marsh lands by his house, he steals food and a file to help the convict, who then disappears. But as Pips sister and her husband Joe realise the food is gone, soldiers go looking for the convict and later find him fighting with another escaped convict and they both end up getting put back into prison. Pip is asked to go and play at a large house called Satis House and when he does so he meets its inhabitant, a strange lady called Miss Haversham....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1524 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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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens Pip’s character’s importance to the plot of the novel “Great Expectations” is paramount. Charles Dickens uses an ongoing theme over the course of this novel. Dickens creates Pip to be a possible prototype of his own and his father’s life. Pip’s qualities are kept under wraps because the changes in him are more important than his general personality. Dickens created Pip to be a normal everyday person that goes through many changes, which allows a normal reader to relate and feel sympathetic towards Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1026 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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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 by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens. I have been analysing the way in which Dickens uses language techniques to create. I have recently been reading the famous novel “Great Expectations” written by Charles Dickens. I have been analysing the way in which Dickens uses language techniques to create themes, characters and a setting for his story. The novel itself was written in Victorian times and a lot of the themes that occur in the book were also very prominent in the Victorian era. Firstly I want to mention the similarities between the main character and narrator Pip and the actual writer Charles Dickens....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2200 words
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Pip in Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip in Dickens' Great Expectations During the book 'Great Expectations' there are many characters that influence pips decisions. In my essay I will try and point out who does what to influence pips decisions and eventually try and find out which character was most influential. There are several characters which much be considered whilst deciding who was most influential. Mrs Havasham was probably the most influential character because it was because it was her who first planted the seeds of discontent in pips mind....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 881 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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Book Report on Great Expectations - Great Expectation The book that I read is called Great Expectation By Charles Dickens. It is based mainly in London but also has scenes in Pip's home town. Which is a small village in the country. Where he and his sister Mrs. Joe and her husband Joe Gargary live and Pips was raised. The setting of where Pips is is not as important as what is there with him. There are many contrasts to good and evil or more justice and innocence. There are so many important characters in this book that it would take me longer to describe the characters and there importance than it would to summarize the book....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1697 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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The Characters in Great Expectations - Look at three chapters from Great Expectations, discuss how Dickens creates characters that are both memorable and striking. Make sure you refer to at least three. The assignment that I am writing about is Great Expectation which was written in 1880-1881 and the author is Charles Dickens. The main three characters that I will be talking about are Pip, Magwitch and Miss Havisham. Firstly before that I want to write a bit about the history of publishing at the time Charles Dickens. At that time publishing books were totally different than at present time....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2102 words
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Great Expectations - Chapter Summaries - Great Expectations Notes Chapter 1 Setting: early in the 1800s; Churchyard in tiny village east of London  Joe Gargey and her husband in the Marshes.  His parents died Pip- Phillip Pirrap- main character- 7 years old- Lives w/ sister Mrs. when he was younger  One time while visiting his parents grave he meets a strange man- He asks Pip to get him a file and some writtles (food). Chapter 2 Setting: At home; We meet Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, and Mrs. Joe, Pip’s sister  Joe Gargery and Pip were both brought up by hand  At dinner Pip placed his bread for the convict down the leg of his trousers  The family receives news...   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 4806 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Before Charles Dickens story of Great Expectations begins, Pip’s parents and brothers are killed. Pip’s sister, his only living relative, becomes his guardian, and she marries the blacksmith Joe Gargery. Joe and Pip form a very close relationship. However, neither Joe nor Pip embrace a father-son relationship. Since Joe and Pip do not sustain a father-son relationship, but rather stay as two good friends, Joe’s values of honesty and hard work are not communicated to Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1247 words
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Coursework Question: In the extract where Pip, a boy from a very humble background meets Miss Havisham, a rich but eccentric lady dickens wants the reader to feel sympathetic towards Pip. How does he make us feel this way. In this assignment, I will analyse, discuss and comment on the techniques Charles Dickens (Dickens) uses as a writer to gain sympathy for the main character Pip. I will look closely at setting, language, characterisation, the opening and closing of the extract....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2685 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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Great Expectations: A thematic analysis - Great Expectations: A thematic analysis As the reader begins the book, Dickens instills in the reader a bond with Pip as it is through his eyes in a first person narrative. Dickens’ use of Pip as the narrator is very significant to the telling of the story. We are able to see the progression of Pip as he grows up and his views on the characters in the book. We form an idea about someone from their outward appearance, so having Pip as a narrator it creates a one-sided view about a character because we only see the world from Pip’s eyes and we feel most strongly what Pip is feeling and we feel, about other character what Pip feels about them....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 3815 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations When you first meet Heathcliff he is a person that is uncommunicative and difficult to talk to at the age of 8. My impression of him is that he is very shy. He seems to do whatever anyone says, especially his foster parents, they have total control over him, even though his foster parents aren't really too caring about him. His personality, I think, seems odd, he is quiet and boring, but also he has made good friends with Cathy and they soon fall in love. But with everyone else he is quiet, and his slaved for work....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 995 words
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Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens - Great Expectations. From pages 60-61 the history shows us that what they wore sort of reflected on what they were selling like when Pip describes the corduroys that the shop keeper is wearing to the seeds in one of his draws because he sells seeds it says about this " I hardly knew which was which". Also the shop people have longer hours of work they run from 7:00am to 8:00pm. What Pip also found strange is that all the shop owners used to look at each through there shop windows apart from the watch maker who is always getting on with his work because of all his customers he had....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1111 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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Social Status In Great Expectations - Social and financial status play a big role in our environment today. The wealthy tend to get more recognition for having more money and the lower class tend to get a bad reputation of being uneducated people who have no rights as citizens. Social status in a large town relates to how well people treat a person and see them as they represent themselves throughout the community. In the book Great Expectations, Charles Dickens explains wealth and popularity in the 1800's as a key factor of life. He allows the reader to see how important it is to be in the upper class, but he also makes the reader realize that whether being wealthy or poor that certain person is always judged in their life and...   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1244 words
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Great Expectations and Family Relations - Charles Dickens remains one of the most prominent and certainly the most commercially successful literary artist of nineteenth century England. In addition, Dickens enjoyed a large readership in America. The author’s success on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean stems from his entertaining literary style and his deep respect for social values and the human condition he encountered and incorporated into his writing. Dickens was a prolific writer who drew upon his personal experiences and integrated a certain comic pathos in his writing to delight his reading audience....   [tags: Charles Dickens Great Expectations Essays] 4921 words
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Great Expectations By Charles Dickens - Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Charles Dickens makes this extract memorable and significant as it is the first time Pip, a working class boy from the forge, meets Miss Havisham and Estella who are going to have an important and significant affect on his life. Pip is invited to Miss Havisham's residence Statis house. This is important as he doesn't know why he was invited and before he goes he is told there may be something in this for him. The reader knows this might be true due to the title of the play "Great Expectations" Dickens makes Pip's first encounter with Miss Havisham and Estella at Statis House a significant and memorable point in the novel in a number of ways....   [tags: Great Expectations Charles Dickens Essays] 1906 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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Hamlet's Themes Revived in Great Expectations - Hamlet's Themes Revived in Great Expectations        Many of Hamlet's themes are revived in the text of Great Expectations. Charles Dickens creates characters and plots that are intertextually linked with the elements of the fatherly ghost and revenge in Hamlet. Pip chronicles his quest for self-discovery and establishing and/or diminishing his relationships with fatherly figures. In doing so he, much like Hamlet, is challenged by situations filled with revenge and dauntless ghosts. By Dickens integrating the Hamlet motif into Great Expectations, he promotes the reader's understanding of the dominant themes and message of Pip's tragedy, which directly correlate to the character o...   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Great Expectations as a Victorian Serial Novel -    The average Victorian serial novel spoke about the sort of lifestyle nineteenth-century readers wanted for themselves. Charles Dickens was a talented novelist known for skills in serial writing. It was he who made the serial popular again after its near death from the crisis of the English tax. A serial is an ongoing story told over time in monthly or weekly installments. Great Expectations, in serial form, is a novel that was printed in weekly installments in Dickens's magazine, All Year Round....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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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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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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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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