Great Expectations By Charles Dicken Essay

1550 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 7 Pages
In Charles Dicken’s novel Great Expectations, there are three main settings which affect the emotion of the novel. Each main setting has symbolic characters which represent aspects of Pip’s life as well as his state of mind. In this research paper, I will speak of the three main setting’s of Pip’s life and how they’ve affected him and the people involved in his life. The Forge shows the innocence of Pip’s life, while Satis House represents his corruption by false values. London is Pip’s phase of jumping into life’s temptations. Each setting has an importance to Pip and how he makes his way through the life of the 1860’s. Each setting has a specific person who is involved in Pip’s life at that time. The first setting to Great Expectations is in the Forge. The Forge is set in southeast England. A place of a very small village covered in marshes. Pip grew up in the Forge living with his older sister, who Pip refers to as “Mrs.Joe," and her husband Joe Gargery, a local blacksmith. Joe and Pip grow a strong connection as Joe is a very kind hearted man and enjoys having Pip around. "We were equals afterwards, as we had been before; but, afterwards at quiet times when I sat looking at Joe and thinking about him, I had a new sensation of feeling conscious that I was looking up to Joe in my heart.” (Dickens,56) Joe is one of the influences that affects Pip from a very early stage. Joe gives Pip a sense of honesty, friendliness, generosity, and dignity. He is continually faithful to…

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