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    Introduction Great Expectations was written by Charles Dickens, and was published in 1861. This story took place in London, in the early to mid 1800’s, and is about an orphan named Pip. Charles Dickens has some memorable scenes in his books that everybody knows him for, some of these scenes can be found in the book Great Expectations, like the introduction of the book, it takes place in a graveyard, and in that scene we also get to know Pip and we learn of his situation. Great Expectations, in…

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    Everybody has expectations for themselves and for others, but they may not all mean the same thing. In the novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, Pip goes through a journey of becoming a gentleman with the help of many people. The title of the novel has significance to the story because the protagonist, Pip, has many expectations throughout the novel. All of Pip’s expectations are connected in some way which is why they are called “great expectations”. Pip has many ways of why he has…

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    the novel, the actions which a character takes causes a chain reaction, as one thing happens after the next. One of the more apparent causes in Great Expectations is the concept of rejection. Many characters face disapproval and discontent due to their differences in social standing, as well as many other factors of life. In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Pip, Orlick, and Miss Havisham experience the repudiation of others such as Estella, Biddy, and Compeyson which influences the actions…

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    In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens the main character learns an important lesson due to a string of events in the book. Starting Pip’s life, 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…

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    money, but how people handle it is what determines how other people view them. In Charles Dickens’s novel, Great Expectations, he deals with many social issues, some of which include wealth, money, and greed. Some people may say that because Pip’s expectations are to procure money and wealth, Dickens puts a premium on how wealth and money affect people’s life positively, but in Great Expectations, it is quite the contrary. Dickens argues that wealth and money corrupt people, but bestowing it…

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    Parker Driggs Mrs. Turner Honors British Literature 7 December 2016 “Growth” Expectations Potential is the inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or success in the future. Young people are often labeled with having immense potential, sometimes creating an immense burden on them as they try to fulfill those expectations. The potential these people possess can mark the beginning of a great period of growth and development if they learn to nurture their potential appropriately as…

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    According to the Marxist Lens, social class plays an essential role in Great Expectations through the power one can achieve by simply becoming a gentleman. The book Great Expectations was written by Charles Dickens. This book exposed many different types of lessons; however there were two main lessons that were visible throughout the book itself. In the book it explains how Pip a young boy, who lives with his sister Mrs. Joe Gargery and her husband Mr. Joe Gargery. Mr. Joe Gargery was a very…

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    reappearing objects to elemental forces. In Great Expectations, the image of fire is commonly repeated throughout the novel and appears in most, if not all, settings. It materializes as candles, forges, and hearths. Fire is not just meant to set the atmosphere in this novel, but it conveys a deeper message about the characters in the scene. While many may believe that this seemingly ever present fire represents a sense of home and family, in Great Expectations Dickens uses fire to reveal and…

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    Social class is often able to reveal and dictate one’s treatment of others and himself. Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, and Glass Castle, written by Jeanette Walls are two stories that prioritize the concept of social class. In Great Expectations, the main character is Pip, short for Phillip Pirrip, who is a boy part of a common family in the marshes of England. Pip is offered to switch from being common to wealthy by an unidentified benefactor, mostly influenced to do so by his…

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    In the ‘Great Expectations’, the author Charles Dickens uses a character to describe love. “What real love is. It is the blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter - as I did!”(Page 188). This is Miss Havisham’s definition of love. Pip, an antagonist and one of the important characters, if not the main character has gone to visit Miss Havisham, the mother of…

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