How Does Charles Dickens Use The Scenery And Setting In Great Expectations?

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Charles Dickens uses the scenery and setting of the book Great Expectations in many ways, pertaining to the characters of the story. One of the ways he uses scenery, is to describe what the main character (Pip) is feeling. Pip is a young orphan boy that one day was blessed with a large sum of money and pursues a more sophisticated and upper class lifestyle. In order to pursue this lifestyle he leaves behind his best friend/ step brother Joe and a girl named who was somehow not good enough for him in his eyes. Eventually Pip realizes how badly he was mistaken, once he finds out his fortune comes from a convict named Magwitch. Pip becomes close to Magwitch until Magwitch is incarcerated and dies in prison. After this Pip loses all hope until his good old friend Joe comes and saves him from debt and himself. Once Pip realizes the huge mistake he has made he returns home with a new positive outlook on …show more content…
The words “sink”, “no purpose” shows us that Pip had no hope before the exquisite june day because when the word “sink” is used it is not with a good connotation, but with a bad one that makes me think about Pip giving up. The phrase, “no purpose” also shows us that Pip has no hope at this moment because he specifically thinks to himself that he has no reason to be alive. When a person believes that they have no reason to be alive they have lost all hope. All of this evidence just further entails the idea that Pips hope on that june day is a new found hope because it wasn 't long before then that he was contemplating why he was alive and had no hope for a purpose in life. Dickens use of the scenery on that june day exemplifies Pips new found hope especially because before that walk he had never seen the beauty of the country side much like he never saw the beauty in his own life until that

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