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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and THe Adventures of Hckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain are both timeless novels written by well-known authors. In both novels the main character finds himself on a journey where he goes through many ups and downs until he reaches his “final destination.” While the novels have their similarities they also have many differences. In his writing, Charles Dickens chose to take a more romantic route while Mark Twain chose to be more realistic in his work. Despite their differences, both Great Expectations and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn share a number of the same themes such as growth and determination within their stories.
In Great Expectations main character, Pip Pirrup, is faced with numerous challenges as he goes out on a journey searching for what he desires most, to be a gentleman. Pip longs to be someone, to make a name for himself and to be more than the orphan that he is in the beginning. He starts out as a naive, young boy who has big dreams but by the end he is man who achieves his goal of becoming a gentleman with a few twists and turns along the way. Throughout his journey Pip learns many lessons that allow him to not only grow in age, but to grow as a person as well. He becomes more mature as he reflects on his life, learning that things do not always work out the way we would like them too or have envisioned them to. By the end of the book Pip is able to see that while having wealth and living an upper class lifestyle may
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