Great Expectations Essay

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  • Expectations Great Expectations

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    how middle and lower-middle classes perceived gentlemen, he also noticed his surrounding’s moral values changing (House 573). Being a gentleman in Victorian Britain meant valuing rank over humanity, and the story of Pip’s rise to fortune in Great Expectations mirrors those values. While simultaneously expressing the reservations Dickens had to these social values. Dickens was in many ways a writer for and, probably most importantly, about the people. Which is why

  • Great Expectations Vs Great Expectations

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    It is not challenging for the story of Great Expectations to survive as it had been presented in Charles Dickens’ book and faithful film adaptations. In the 1800s, Britain was undoubtedly the most powerful and great nation in the world. In this society of wealth and power, a gentleman was one that possessed wealth and power but also of great importance was that those attributes came from a respectable source. Charles Dickens wrote this novel to warn Britain against the arrogance, wealth and power

  • Great Expectations

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    “A loving heart is the truest wisdom” says Charles Dickens. Having a heart that is able to love portrays the most wisdom and is relevant to modern day and Great Expectations. In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the readers are introduced to a boy named Pip that goes to London because a benefactor funds his journey to become a gentleman. Pip later finds out this benefactor is a convict who he met several years before. Pip is in love with a girl named Estella who he met as a young boy at Miss

  • Theme Of Expectations In Great Expectations

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    In the novel, things are not often exactly as they seem. Discuss how the theme of expectations is illustrated in Great Expectations. How are Pip’s expectations different from and similar to those of Estella, Joe Gargery, Magwitch, and Miss Havisham? The theme of expectations is illustrated in Great Expectations through the characters, especially Pip. Throughout the book, Pip’s attitude depends on his expectations. In the beginning, all Pip wanted “was to be apprenticed to Joe” (43), and he was happy

  • Personal Expectations In Great Expectations

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    “It’s a terrible, Joe; it ain’t true… I don’t know what possessed me, Joe… but I wish you hadn’t taught me to call knaves at cards jacks, and I wish my boots weren’t so thick nor my hands so coarse” (Dickens 694). COMMENTS: Throughout this entire scene, Pip explains to Joe why he lied to Mrs. Joe and Mr. Pumblechook. In this part, Pip feels terrible about his common life and wish he had a greater one. This is a defining and moment in Pip’s life because until now Pip thought his life would amount

  • Analysis of Great Expectations

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    settings of Great Expectations are Pip’s homes, one home that he lives in during his childhood in Kent, England, and the other that he lives in when he is grown in London, England. Social status was a big deal in the mid-nineteenth century. The rich were highly respected and liked by all, and the poor were treated unkindly and were sometimes made fun of. The rich could have any job that they liked, but the poor would almost always take over the job that their father had. The narrator of Great Expectations

  • Great Expectations Analysis

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    Every character was written has a backstory that contributes to the plot. In Charles Dickens’, Great Expectations, every character from Pip to Molly has a secret that adds to the storyline. Great Expectations sets in the early nineteenth century, therefore social class is everything. Passed down from generation to generation, family businesses have kept the family from moving up in society. For Pip, the protagonist, that's all he truly wants; Pip wants to become a gentleman and become worthy of his

  • Great Expectations Analysis

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    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Dylan Maxie Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, categorized as autobiographical fiction, is a suspenseful tale full of life lessons shown through an orphan by the name of Pip who was once extremely poor and has now come into “great expectations”, showing personal development through greed and guilt; a lovely novel worth reading. - Philip Pirrip, nicknamed Pip, although a poor orphan, raised by his sister and her husband, is extremely humble with relatively

  • Analysis Of ' Great Expectations '

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    novel, "Great Expectations", Pip’s brother-in-law, Joe, is considered to be one of the most dependable and loyal characters to Pip, despite having adverse personalities. For example, where Pip is known to be zealous and eager to move forward with things at almost any cost, Joe is more of a steady, content man who would much rather stay in the comfortable quarters living of his own home. As a result, Joe is one of the most bona fide and pleasant characters to the reader in “Great Expectations”. As Pip

  • Great Expectations Analysis

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    Charles Dickens was born on the 7th of February, 1812 and died on the 9th of June, 1870. Many events from Dickens’s early life are mirrored in his novel, Great Expectations. In his extremely autobiographical book, Pip, the protagonist, lives in the marsh country, hates his job, feels that he’s too good for his surroundings, and finds success in London at a very early age, as Dickens did. Like Pip, Dickens desired to become rich as a young boy. Dicken’s started in the coast marshes of Kent and moved

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