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    development of Pip, from his troubled beginnings to his equally problematic adulthood. He emerges from his childhood, marked by years of condescension from his sister, his extended family, and also his romantic obsession, Estella, with the opportunity to become a gentleman. With his love for Estella at the forefront of his thoughts, Pip moves to London and attempts to improve his social status; in doing so, however, he distances himself from his roots, letting go of his healthy bonds with Joe…

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    Pip was helped throughout the book by countless side characters in both positive and negative ways such as Jaggers and Herbert or Estella and Miss Havisham. Whether the influence of the character towards Pip is positive or negative all interaction is beneficial for Pip, Herbert bunks with Pip and is a positive influence towards him, teaching him edicate, dancing, manners and even sharing advice…

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    The book I read was Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The book was about a boy named Pip who is an orphan living with his abusive sister and her husband Joe Gargery. One day when Pip was sitting at his parents tombstone a escaped convict pops up and takes Pip hostage and scares him into stealing him food and a metal saw to saw off his leg of iron. Than throughout the book Pip wants to become wealthy scenes he's never really had that before. But Pip realizes money isn't a key to happiness.…

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    Dickens promotes the idea that association with societal issues reveals one’s true nature. Dickens does so by characterizing figures of Great Expectations according to their response to these societal beliefs, specifically through characters Pip and Estella. Pip shows significant maturation throughout the novel, credited to his constant conflict with criminality. The first scene of Great Expectations introduces this conflict as Pip meets Magwitch. Pip, being six or seven years old, complies with…

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    through society, Pip becomes oblivious of the meaning of social status and wealth until he falls in love with Estella. His desire for Estella causes him to reject his friends and contradicts his personal values and morals. During the first stage of Great Expectations, Pip is curious and ambitious; As a child, he attempts to achieve his dream of becoming Joe’s apprentice and winning over Estella while sustaining his principles and morals. Losing his parents and brothers around the age of 7 only…

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    leads a nomadic life in search of spiritual enlightenment. Although, both are self-aware and intelligent, both are quite ignorant to the world around them. Pip is haunted by the idea that he is not worthy of wonderful opportunities (i.e. marrying Estella), therefore, he seeks…

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    house, Pip is delusional, he is not able to take stock of his emotional and physical processes, the very definition of introspection. He is obsessed with this perverted image of an upper class life, and also he wrongly convinces himself that Miss Havisham is his benefactor. This is also direct evidence that fire does not represent a sense of home and warmth…

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    “great expectations” that dissolve and change throughout the story, allowing for Pip to also change as a person. The reader follows Pip as he goes through life, learning how to be a gentleman, (which is part of his expectations of life), loving Estella, Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter, who will not love him back, and keeping a secret about helping an escaped convict when he was younger. As Pip continues to grow up, he keeps this secret, and once Pip and Magwitch, the ex-convict, meet again,…

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    Caricature is a description of a person or even an object in which certain characteristics are exaggerated. Caricature is used quite often by Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities. Many say that Charles Dickens created characters that are “flat” or one dimensional when using carituature in his writings such as in A Tale of Two Cities. Many say when Charles Dickens uses caricature, it leads to his characters being meaningless. The characters that he describes turns out to be “flat” or one…

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    Characterization of Jim Hawkins from ”Skinhead” “Skinhead” is from an English novel by Richard Allen, which was published in 1970. This short story is about a working-class boy, Jim Hawkins, and his point of view on life. He believes that he is a misfit in Plaistow and has some other dreams and hopes for his future. That is mostly what the centre of motion is about. First of all, he is living with his family in Plaistow and it is a working-class part in London and “Plaistow and its…

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