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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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Is Great Expectations Like a Soap Opera? - Is Great Expectations like a soap opera. Consider all that Pip went through, or just take parts, like his trial with the girl, at first, she didn't like him, and then later on in his life, she loved him. Also, what are the chances that some poor boy that no one knows ends up inheriting a huge sum of money out of the blue one day, and that the person who leaves it to him is an escaped criminal who Pip just happened to help out one day. All of these things are coincidence, and that's mostly what soap operas are based on....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1069 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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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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The Character of Joe Gargery in Great Expectations - The Character of Joe Gargery in Great Expectations The protagonist's brother-in-law, Joe Gargery, in the novel Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, is prominently humane, especially compared to the other characters. Although Pip is the psychological center of the book, Joe is the moral center. Pip struggles to be good; Joe merely is obedient by nature without apprehending it. Although Joe is not prosperous or knowledgeable, he still offers what he does know and have, to Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1298 words
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Effectiveness of the Opening Chapter to Great Expectations - Charles Dickens ?Great Expectations. was written during the 19th century, published in weekly installments in a magazine. The novel is based around Pip, the opportunities he is presented with and the difficulties he has to face. In the first chapter we are introduced to Pip, and Magwitch, an escaped convict. The theme of crime and punishment immediately draws us in. Dickens uses a number of techniques to ensure the readers continuing interest, such as pathetic fallacy, metaphor, themes, symbolism, and adjectives....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1093 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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Magwitch's Manipulations of Pip in Great Expectations - Magwitch's Manipulations of Pip in Great Expectations        In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens criticizes the motivation of the lower classes to rise to the level of wealth and education held by the upper classes by showing the extent to which Pip is exploited by Magwitch to meet these goals. To meet the expectations of the gentleman, Pip must leave his family and any possibility of earning his living in order to satisfy the educational and societal demands of this standard. Magwitch, a social deviant, hopes to prove his viability by using his unfortunate circumstances to produce a gentleman entirely by his own effort....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Character and Theme Analysis of Great Expectations - Character and Theme Analysis of Great Expectations Great Expectations depicts a young man’s search for identity. It is a story revolving around the life of this one man, Phillip Pirrip, known throughout the story as Pip to the reader. It shows the important events in Pip’s life from the time he was seven years old until his mid-thirties that shaped who he would become. Along the way, he meets a variety of friends and acquaintances who influence him in forming his decisions and goals, making him almost constantly unsure of what he truly wants....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1579 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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Dickens' Use of Settings in Great Expectations - Dickens' Use of Settings in Great Expectations Great Expectations is the story of a young boy called Pip's physical and emotional journey. The story starts when Pip meets an escaped convict in a churchyard near his home and gives him food and drink. The convict then disappears and is eventually recaptured. Then Pip is sent to Satis House which is occupied by an old woman called Miss Havisham, there Pip is attracted to her daughter, Estella. Later Pip travels to London where he is to be trained as a gentleman, paid for by an anonymous benefactor whom he presumes is Miss Havisham....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2031 words
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Use of Blacksmithing Language in Great Expectations -     Charles Dickens unified his novel Great Expectations through the prevalence of blacksmith characters and his repetitive use of blacksmithing language. The main character, Pip, grows up at a forge and during his time there learns that language. During his time in London, Pip becomes able to apply that terminology to the world outside of the forge. Pip repeatedly links together information and then forges connections to make sense of the world around him.   For Pip to learn to make these links, Charles Dickens created two early influences for him in Great Expectations....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays]
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Dickens' Techniques of Characterisation in Great Expectations - Dickens' Techniques of Characterisation in Great Expectations Many characters in Great Expectations are a rich and varied mix of personalities, in particular Pip, Joe Gargery and Mrs. Joe. The physical description of the characters is an example of the techniques used by Charles Dickens. Other techniques include the speech and habits of the characters, the characters' interaction with others, the choice of the characters name and their surroundings....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1110 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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Pip's Relationship with Magwitch in Great Expectations - How does Dickens use Pips relationship with Magwitch to interest the reader. -------------------------------------------------------------------- The novel called ‘Great Expectations’ written by Charles Dickens, uses a very unique relationship between two characters to form the main ‘stem’ of the book. Pip’s relationship with Abel Magwitch is extremely interesting because it is so significant. It is at the heart of the book mainly for the reason that it is the closest and deepest relationship between any two characters in the whole novel....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 3109 words
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Sympathy for Pip in Dickens' Great Expectations - Sympathy for Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations The settings of Great Expectations have an important bearing on the storyline; the settings also echo the characters in personality and circumstance. The theme of the book seems to run parallel with the settings in some respects, such as the plain but wholesome life-style of Rochesterand the beckoning but ultimately shallow habitat of London. Throughout the book comparisons and relationships between story and setting are made, many subtle and not evident unless reflected upon....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 3254 words
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Happiness and Social Status in Great Expectations - Charles Dickens uses his own opinions to develop the larger-than-life characters in Great Expectations. The novel is written from the point of view of the protagonist, Pip. Pip guides the reader through his life, describing the different stages from childhood to manhood. Many judgments are made regarding the other characters, and Pip's views of them are constantly changing according to his place in the social hierarchy. For instance, Pip feels total admiration that, later, turns to total shame for the man who raised him, Joe Gargery....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1518 words
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Females Influences on Pip in Great Expectations - Females Influences on Pip in Great Expectations By Charles Dickens There are many influences on Pip’s life regarding his thoughts on women. This would therefore mean that Pip would take his views on women from those that were a played a major role in his life, for example: * Mrs Joe Gargery is Pip’s sister and has raised Pip because their parents have died. Mrs Joe Gargery has raised both Joe Gargery and Pip by hand as she is not happy with the way her life has turned out....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 858 words
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Analysis of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens - Analysis of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens It is clear from this first chapter that “Great Expectations” is going to be an exciting adventure story. The story begins in a graveyard, and both this and the surrounding area are described to us clearly and effectively. Dickens uses various words and phrases to illustrate the scene and setting such as the time of day; the weather and the type of place Pip finds himself in. The words “A memorable raw afternoon towards evening…” (Paragraph three, line four), suggests that it was a very cold winter’s afternoon, possibly with a cold wind....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 3348 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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Feeling Sorry for Pip in Great Expectations - How does Dickens make us feel sorry for Pip in the early chapters of the Novel. When Dickens is writing about Pip we see there are many things he tells us that make us feel sorry for him. The first thing we learn is Pips Fathers name and that he is dead. He then writes that Pip has never seen his parents and that he has to guess what they look like from the lettering on their Gravestones and although we feel sorry that his parents have died, we cant help but feel positive by the way he guesses what they look like....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1236 words
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Characters in Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens - Characters in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Dickens has many ways of making his characters both striking and memorable, he uses the dialogue and blends it with the setting and social background as illustrated by ‘torn by briars; who limped’. Dickens is very descriptive; this also helps making the character real. Dickens creates a creepy mood when we are told about the graveyard in which we meet Magwitch as shown by ‘as if he were eluding the hands of dead people’. He uses the graveyard and the gibbet in the distance to help create this mood which adds to the edgy atmosphere....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 916 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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Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations After reading the compelling ‘Great Expectations’ by the famous writer Charles Dickens, I can gather that it is based upon his own psychological insight to life. He makes connections in relation to a specific character or event in the storyline, which were critical in his own expectations. Also Dickens moulds his selection of characters very well into the desired settings he’d created, that matched what he knew only too well throughout his childhood. ‘Great Expectations’ not only satires the issues of Victorian society, yet centres on the rites of passage that marks an important change in a person’s life....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 3974 words
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Settings in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - How Does Dickens Use Settings In His Novel Great Expectations To Revel Character And Status. The novel ‘Great Expectations’ is opened straightaway with one of its main characters Pip. His abusive sister and her husband, Joe Gargery, the kindly village blacksmith brings up Pip. Magwitch, an escaped convict confronts Pip in the churchyard on the Kent marshes and demands food and a file to break his chains. Out of fear Pip complies and Magwitch escapes. He is later recaptured and transported to Australia where he prospers....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2242 words
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Creating Memorable Characters in Great Expectations - How does Charles Dickens create characters that are both memorable and striking in the novel Great Expectations. In the novel ‘Great Expectations,’ Charles Dickens has managed to create several strong characters that are both memorable and striking and which definitely grab the reader’s attention. He uses a variety of techniques to make the characters seem so real. Take the character of Pip for example. His full name is Phillip Pirrip although he could never pronounce it properly and all he could manage was Pip, so that stuck with him....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2125 words
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Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations "Great Expectations", written by Charles Dickens and set in mid-late Victorian era; is about a boy named Philip Pirrip, better known as Pip and his "great expectations". As a child he lived with his sister and brother in-law Joe. Luck brings him to the aid of a convict, and to the house of a wealthy society lady. After many encounters with her in "Satis house", he seeks a life as a gentleman. A Victorian society gentleman is a man of high social status, and is expected to be wealthy, well educated, come from a wealthy background, and have enough money not to work....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1488 words
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Tension in David Lean's Great Expectations - Tension in David Lean's Great Expectations In this essay I will be analysing the opening scene of David Lean's version of 'Great Expectations' to see how tension is brought to the screen. Great Expectations is a novel wrote by Charles Dickens in 1861 but set in 1812. The film version I will be analysing was produced in 1945. In the scene I will be analysing, it shows a young boy, Pip visiting the grave of his parents. While Pip is in the graveyard an escaped convict grabs him and questions Pip and when he finds out that he is living with a blacksmith he demands Pip to get him a file so he can free himself and some "whittles" which are scraps of food....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 983 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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Review of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Review of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Charles Dickens' book 'Great Expectations' is a very well known novel about a boy called Pip, who goes on a journey to discover his 'Great Expectations'. On this journey to become a gentleman he finds out many things about himself, and by the end of the novel realises exactly what his real identity is. The storyline is very heavily based on Dickens' beliefs at time he was writing and this clearly is reflected when you read the novel....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1091 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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Great Expectations: Females Influence on Pip - Great Expectations: Females Influence on Pip In the opening of the novel, Pip is a naïve young boy who as been brought up in a traditional Victorian manner. He is a very innocent and kind-hearted boy who when asked brings the convict the file and food, here we also see that Pip is quite a gullible child as when threatened by the convict Abel Magwitch who says that he’ll get a fellow convict to ‘tear his heart and liver out while he sleeps’ unless he does as the convict says, and Pip being an innocent and gullible young boy believes him and acquires for him these items....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 2894 words
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Chapter One of Dickens' Great Expectations - Chapter One of Dickens' Great Expectations The title of the novel that I studied is, 'Great Expectations', written in the 19th century by Charles Dickens. Pip, an orphan often goes to the cemetery to mourn for his dead parents and brothers. While mourning one day, a convict hiding in that same cemetery scares him. All that he thinks of is to listen and obey the man. As the story evolves, we are also introduced to the sentimental part of Pip's life. He is in love with a girl named Estella but unfortunately, she doesn't like him....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1849 words
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Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Throughout our lives we meet people who go through many changes as they advance further in society; some changes are for the better of the individual, others not so much. These changes can be caused by monetary gain, advancements in their field of work, or a group of new friends. For example, in the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Pip goes through many changes in hopes of appeasing the heart and standards of the gorgeous yet cold-hearted Estella, changes such as being eager to self-improve, becoming snobby, and being shameful of his origins....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1633 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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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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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations “Great Expectations” is a Bildungsroman. A Bildungsroman is usually the story of a single individual’s growth and development within the context of a defined social order. “Great Expectations” is recognized as a Bildungsroman since it has elements of autobiography. This is established in the text as it is old Pip looking back at his life and self development this is given away when the word ‘I’ is used. A Bildungsroman should contain education Charles Dickens has shown this through out the text....   [tags: Charles Dickens Great Expectations essays] 1554 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Introduction: ‘Great Expectations’ was one of Dickens’ best-known novels and was written in 1860. ‘Great Expectations’ is a Bildungsroman and follows the progression of Pip from child to adult; from humble blacksmith to gentleman; from innocence to experience; from rags to riches and on his journey, Pip meets a range of interesting characters, from the comical Wemmick, to the cruel Estella. This novel reflects parts of Victorian times, with class divide, child labour and improving one’s fortunes....   [tags: Great Expectations Charles Dickens Essays] 2231 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations “Great Expectations” is set in early Victorian England and was written by Charles Dickens in 1860. It is written as a first-person narrative with Pip as an older man telling his life’s story. I will be looking at how his extremely strict upbringing affected how he behaved in later life. The title “Great Expectations” shows an indication of the change in Pips fortunes throughout the story; from a poor family living in the country with a trade of being a blacksmith, to living a luxurious life as a Gentleman in London....   [tags: Charles Dickens Great Expectations Essays] 2014 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations One of Dickens’ most popular novels ‘Great Expectations’ is a griping search for identity- the narrator’s self-identity Pip has been born into a difficult world in the early years of the 19th Century. Philip Pirrip is the narrator of ‘Great Expectations’. In the book he is known as Pip. He called himself Pip because as a young child his infant tongue could only get across to Pip. I the first few chapters of the book he is described as a timid, sensitive and guilt-ridden person....   [tags: Charles Dickens Great Expectations Essays] 1250 words
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Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Chapter one of the novel Great Expectations opens in a bleak and overgrown churchyard on the eerie marsh country. Here we are introduced to Pip, as a young and naïve boy, and we discover he is also an orphan, who lives with sister and her husband the blacksmith, in a small village a mile or more from the church. Whilst Pip is in the churchyard, he meets an escaped convict, Magwitch, whom Pip gives food to, and this encounter remains poignant in both their lives, as Pip goes on to receive the opportunity to become a gentleman, from a mysterious benefactor, and he abandons his friends and family for his “Great Expectations” and his London lifestyle....   [tags: Charles Dickens Great Expectations Essays] 2119 words
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Comparing Two Versions of the Opening Scene to Great Expectations - 1944 David Lean Version and 1981 BBC Version - In this essay I am going to write about two versions of the opening scene to ‘Great Expectations’, one is 1944 David Lean version the other is 1981 BBC. I will also explain in detail about the types of shots and when and where we saw them also I will explain about the music and sounds of each version. The opening to the David Lean version is very deceptive happy light music and the atmosphere is comfortable, it makes it seem like it is going to be a carefree film. Next we see the first page of ‘Great Expectations’ with a voice over of Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 626 words
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Pip's Excpectations in Jane Austen's Great Expectations - Pip's Excpectations in Jane Austen's Great Expectations In the novel 'Great Expectations', the central character Pip has many expectations thrust upon him by others, as well as himself, from a very early age. What do we discover about these expectations and the characters who 'demand' great things of Pip and does he live up to the expectations of himself and others. In the novel 'Great Expectations', many characters have expectations in Pip....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 768 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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Dickens' Great Expectations - Dickens' Great Expectations In this essay, I will compare the presentation of Pip as a young boy with that of Pip as an adult in "Great Expectations." This novel is about a young orphan boy Pip who is given great expectations, when an unknown benefactor gives him money to become a gentleman. In the process he travels to London, deserting the people who care for him. This is a typical Victorian novel in that it has sentimental deathbed scenes such as Magwhich's which is a turning point in Pips journey of realisation and self discovery....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1386 words
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Pip's Expectations in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Pip's Expectations in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations Throughout the novel there are many expectations of Pip. They are appointed to him by many different characters, as well as himself. These expectations were very stressful for Pip and often wore him down to breaking point. Right from the start of the book we are introduced to many characters and we find out shortly why they thrust such 'Great Expectations' on Pip. Eventually we discover more about these and find out if they come true....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1168 words
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Dickens' Great Expectations - Dickens' Great Expectations In the novel 'Great Expectations', Charles Dickens writes in first person narrative text, he does this so that the reader only gets the story for the eyes of at the beginning young Pip. This is a very clever way of writing and it lets the reader read the story through the eyes of a young boy and later on in the novel a man. This allows Dickens to exaggerate a lot at the beginning because the story is told by a young boy who will see every thing exaggerated, this is good when dickens is trying to set the mood at that precise moment and he uses this power through out the novel where he makes parts more frightening for the reader eithe...   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1580 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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Great Expectations: Pip’s Views of Expectations - Great Expectations – Discuss Pip’s views of expectations and how they affect him. The novel Great Expectations is focused around the theme of a young male’s expectations and how they rule his life. It tells us the effects they have on people and the negative impact they have on Pip’s life. The Title to the novel “Great Expectations” totally contradicts the main theme in the book, as the expectations turn out to be not so great after all. The book is split up into 3 sections of Pip’s “Great Expectations”, all of these sections show us how Pip’s life has been affected by these expectations....   [tags: Great Expectations Essays] 1289 words
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Murdstones in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations - Murdstones in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations I think the Murdstones are the two main villains in the story. Mr.Murdstone, step dad of David, he is evil, cruel and treats David harshly. He hates David and wants him out of the way. Mrs Murdstone, sister of Mr.Murstone also vicious and self-centred. Both of them together ruin the early childhood of David and have control of the Copperfield family. The sheer evilness of the Murdstones resulted in the death of David's mother-Clara, although at one point he did love Clara, but her pretty house and her income probably added to her attractions in his eye....   [tags: Charles Dickens Great Expectations Essays] 1115 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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