Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

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In the movie series Star Wars we see many different characters. Some of the characters have weird names, and can fight with a light saber. Others can fight with a blaster, and can speak in strange languages. One thing about the characters is that they are mostly male with a few exceptions. Some female characters like Leia and Padme tend to play a big role in the adventures that the male characters go on. This seems to be relevant in a lot of movies and books like the story Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. In Great Expectations there are multiple female characters like Estella, Biddy, and Miss Havisham who all play a large part in the main character, Pip’s life. One of the first that we meet the character Estella in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations is when Pip goes to Miss Havisham’s to play with her. The two kids play the game beggar my neighbor when Estella decides to express her opinion on Pip’s looks. “ ‘He calls the knaves jacks, this boy!’ said Estella with disdain, before our first game was out. ‘And what course hands he has! And what thick boots!’ “ (Dickens 34). Estella looks down on Pip as he is, a common boy unlike her. She feels superior, and thinks that she has all the right in the world to treat him like dirt. Pip takes this rather harshly, especially coming from Estella, whom he thinks is very pretty. Estella’s insults hurt Pip at first, but then they encourage hime to become a gentleman. We see many instances of this throughout Great Expectations,

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