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    How does Charles Dickens explore Pip's state of mind ? William Priddy, 1ere ES1 'Great Expectations', by Charles Dickens, presents Pip's constant moral evolution. This particular extract reflects Pip's state of mind in his adolescence, following the year he spent visiting Miss Havisham. These encounters have presented to him an alternate lifestyle that he would not have been aware of otherwise. He begins to reflect on his own life and sees himself as inferior to Estella and her education.…

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    Happy conclusions to books do not necessarily mean that they are the best endings for novels. Characters may lose their traits and development, the mood can become disconnected at the end, or it just does not fit the plot of the story. This may be true about Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens. At first, the original ending had Estella with a doctor while Pip remained single. A revised ending was written after the author’s friend conversed to him about it. It ended with the…

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    Taking Marting Chuzzlewit as the referent work for the present essay and the main features of Realism previously presented, it is possible to state that, Dickens reflects all these features in this novel making it one of his most characteristic works. Introducing the range of linguistic registers previously mentioned, Dickens places each character in a different social status depending on each character idiolect1. On this basis, it is also essential to point out the importance of Dickens' use of…

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    Synopsis: Nek Mohammad is a middle aged man. He is a simple, naive farmer with a little knowledge of letters. He always finds pleasure in helping to the others, especially, those who are influenced by the devil spirits. But, he also wants to see his community politically strong. For which, he helps a local political leader, Sami Ahmad. When the election time comes every time, he volunteers himself in his every kind of work without charging any money. He has a daughter, Rukhsana and a polio…

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    Sinbad Poem Analysis

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    What would one expect to be the feelings of a man who was born and raised in Mumbai, but travelled the world during his child- and adulthood? A man who has lived in London, New Delhi, New York and Hong Kong? It are the feelings of just a common man that Dom Moraes - an Indian poet - portrays in his poem ‘Sinbad’. An analysis of the poem reveals that through the apostrophe which addresses ‘Sinbad’ and formal characteristics such as rhythm, free verse and punctuation, the reader gets an impression…

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    In the town of Sleepy Hollow, we find Ichabod Crane, the protagonist, who begins to notice the daughter of the richest man in town, Katrina. He decides to pursue a relationship with Katrina. However, this decision starts trouble with Katrina’s other suitor, Abraham "Brom" Van Brunt. There is a party at Katrina’s house later she breaks up with Ichabod. Heartbroken Ichabod makes his way home when he is interrupted by the Headless Horseman. The next day, Ichabod has disappeared and no one knows…

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    Written by Edward Arlington Robinson in 1897, the short poem, “Richard Cory,” describes a man who seems to embody the perfect lifestyle, but secretly struggles to find happiness within himself. Looking at Robinson’s childhood, Richard Cory likely serves as a representation of his viewpoints on wealth as he was born the son of a wealthy merchant. Robinson portrays his central theme through poetic devices such as irony and symbolism. The use of these devices allows Robinson’s outlook on wealth to…

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    Anton Chekhov wrote the short story A Problem. The story is about a young man who takes a loan illegally and gets caught, leaving his uncles to decide his future for him. In the story, Anton illustrates 4 characters, which personalities vary greatly. He decided to use both methods of characterization to portrait them to us, direct and indirect characterization. Chekhov does a really got job at it, so we’ll discuss how he displayed each one of the characters. The first character we’ll discuss,…

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    using a bildungsroman is to have Pip grow from a young boy who has many fears and expectations into a man who can then reflect on his mistakes and his life as a whole. One of the first scenes of the novel begins with Pip running into Magwitch and having Magwitch demand that Pip bring him a file and Pip does exactly that but instead of just brining the file he also brings some food. Pip explains that he did this because he was so tremendously afraid of the man, “On the present occasion,…

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    Bildungsroman

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    In the novel “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” James Joyce uses narrative devices that are characteristic of the Bildungsroman genre to focus on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood encountering various difficulties. A Bildungsroman “concludes at a momentous point in the hero’s life, which signals the culmination of a process of self-discovery, or the moment when a life-defining decision is made” (Cañadas 16). A Bildungsroman is a novel…

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