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    different social classes. Chapter 11 caught me off guard by introducing us to Mrs. Havisham’s relatives and want they were after. Sarah Pocket, Camilla, Georgiana, and Raymond’s aim was to become close to Mrs. Havisham in order to get her money at her funeral. Upon knowing this, Mrs. Havisham treats them poorly and gives them a cold shoulder. I mean, I would do the same thing if anyone came up to me and said, “Hey I’m just going to get close to you so that I can have your money when you die”,…

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    Two novels, written each in a different century by two very different authors, tell stories of perseverance. The oldest one, Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens in 1860, illustrates the life of Pip during the Victorian Era. The novel is narrated by aged Pip, as he reflects on his past. As The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, tells the tale of Junior’s childhood on the Spokane Indian Reservation in a diary format. They learned lessons on the journey to a…

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    However, in spite of Dickens’s revolutionary ideas and harsh critique of the capitalist system, he never calls to topple capitalism and does not see the struggle, like Karl Marx, as a struggle between the rich and the poor classes where a classless society will eventually emerge. Within this context, George Orwell asserts that there is no clear sign that Dickens “wants the existing order to be overthrown, or that he believes it would make very much difference if it WERE overthrown. For in…

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    ‘You are dissatisfied on account of my rise in fortune, and you can’t help showing it” (Dickens,149). The belief of a higher calling as a gentlemen, with whom Miss Havisham would entitle Estella to, causes Pip to turn on his own friends and family. Dickens warn of the dangers of preconceived idea of grandeur, and its ability to change someone for the worst. The disillusions and wealth can cause individuals to turn against the…

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    Guin, are books that have two different and conflicting plots. Great Expectations is about a boy named Philip Pirrip who grows up in a low social class and has the desire to become a gentleman. He wants to impress and win the heart of a girl named Estella that he has fallen in love with. However, in Left Hand of Darkness, the story starts out in the view of a man named Genly Ai who travels to another planet called Winter. His mission is to get the state of Karhide and Orgoreyn to join the…

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    of social class and loss that are prominent all throughout the story, their values and meanings timeless both then and now. In Great Expectations characters from every level of social class is shown, from Joe and Biddy of the lower class to Miss Havisham and…

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    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, better known as J.R.R. Tolkien once said “Not all those that wander are lost.” (The Riddle of Strider). Some people may understand wandering as a loss of direction, or meaning; whereas others see that those who wander may have a purpose. While in the act of wandering, people can learn many lessons including how to forgive the ones they have wronged, how important family and friends are, that riches and wealth aren’t the most important aspects of life, and to never…

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    he is brought up by hand by his sister and her husband Joe, for both his parents are dead. Pip and Joe are the best of friends and always have each others backs when Pip’s sister is in a foul mood. Later in Pip’s life, he goes to live with Mrs. Havisham for a little while. At Mrs. H’s Pip is introduced to different ways in which people live. He takes his life in comparison to others and starts to develop new wishes and expectations. Pip’s character starts out very common, uneducated, and naive.…

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    Issue of Identity in Charlotte P. Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ Research Objective The Yellow Wallpaper is a semi autobiographical short story by Charlotte P. Gilman. It was first published in January 1892 and is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature exploring the role of women in America at the time. The story is about a woman who gradually begins to lose her sanity when she is made to live in isolation and not allowed to engage in any activity other than taking…

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    even her own father is not to be trusted through remarks such as, '“The children of strangers get ice cream. What do you get, Mariam? Stories of ice cream” '. She tries to embed a sense of hatred towards men within Mariam, much like Miss Havisham does with Estella in Dickens ' Great Expectations. Nana Is shown to be temperamental as behind Jalil 's back she badmouths him but in his presence she does the utmost to try and impress…

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