Charles Dickens Questions
1. From the biography, what incident changed Dickens' life and helped to shape him as a writer?
· His father was imprisoned and he was forced to work at Warren’s Blacking Factory
2. How old do you think Pip is?
3. Quote the specific language in the selection that leads you to this conclusion.
· “As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them (for their days were long before the days of photographs), my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones.” “I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly.”
4. Reread the sentence highlighted in orange. Notice the intense descriptive language Dickens uses.…show more content…
Had he given them both eloquence of speech and thought they would not be very relate able characters because no seven year old child speaks with the exquisite eloquence of a thirty year old and no convict in that time would have had very much education at