Comparison Between Charles Dickens Great Expectations And The Brexit

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Expectations and the Brexit by Amelia HC Ylagan

In the cusp of the 19th century, Dickens is perhaps the most famous romantic writer telling of the social consequences of the Industrial Revolution in England at that time, in the narrative of a “condition-of-England” as the growing-up storyline (Bildungsroman) would paint, and in the message of challenged traditions as the Victorian girdling had constrained.
The pathos of the Victorian novel is mostly based on a foundation-emotion of isolation and detachment, as the main persona Pip in Dickens’ Great Expectations (1861) is an orphan; and the parallel character of the jilted spinster Ms. Havisham likewise personifies isolation in that she lives apart in the jungled manor where hardly any visitors are accepted. Ms. Havisham’s eerie dress rehearsals with her worn-out bridal gown
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10.29.2014). Its estimated 65.1 million inhabitants make it the most populous in the world and the fourth most densely populated country in the EU (IMF, 2014). Why did the Brits choose to leave the EU? “First and foremost, a lot of people simply didn't care about the multinational corporations and investors who would likely bear the immediate losses of a vote to leave — not to mention the fact that ‘expert’ predictions are increasingly unpersuasive to voters, Rosenfeld of CNBC said (06.24.2016). To the common man, the country’s labor and social services will be burdened by the free movements (immigration) under EU; subsidies will be suffered by the taxpayers for the underfunded pension funds and debts of the poorer and more profligate EU members. In Dicken’s Great Expectations, Pip came into unexpected wealth, and he squandered it. Heathcliff in Brontë’s Wuthering Heights was a foundling who became richer than his adoptive family was, but he could not lay aside venomous revenge for how they treated him in his young

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