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    Dickens’ novels are inextricably linked to the setting which is utilized to portray themes, reflect on character personalities, situations and emotions. London and Kent are places that become the haven for his characters and their development. Great Expectations is set in Victorian England during the nineteenth century, a time when social changes were occurring at a fast pace throughout the nation. The Industrial Revolution of the late eighteenth century had transformed the social and economic…

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    In Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations, the main protagonist Pip, grows throughout the novel as he develops from a simple, noble, naïve young boy to a respected and matured gentleman. As Pip narrates the story of his youth and the life changing events that made him a wise and mature person, Pip is contemplating how the changes in his life are not only relying on a particular person or event. – unlike what other fictional stories and books contain. – Starting with the convict, to the experiences…

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    Great Expectations is a novel composed by Charles Dickens, this novel is set in early Victorian England, a period when tremendous social changes were influencing the country. It is a story told in the first person narration by a moderately aged Pip, who is glancing back at his adolescence and youth. The story takes its starting when Pip is just 6 or 7 years of age and is living with his sister and her metal forger spouse Joe in light of the fact that his parents are dead. Great Expectations…

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    In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the protagonist of the story, Philip Pirrip, or more commonly known as Pip, begins the story as a child. He is young and inexperienced and has high expectations of the world, even though his expectations do not seem large at first, as the story progresses, his expectations grow bigger until they finally crash down around him. Pip has strong morals, he knows what is right and wrong, but his expectations are too high to always do the right thing. He…

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    to break hearts of young men in attempt to get some closure for her own past heart break. He would become the perfect tool for Miss Havisham’s revenge plot but by doing so, she will unintentionally harm Estella in the process. In the novel Great Expectations there is a consistent theme of innocence removed by those we trust the most. Dickens puts the naivety of childhood and the selfishness and self-centeredness of adult hood against one another as we watch Pip struggle to find where his…

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    Pip is met by Mr. Jaggers, a lawyer in London, and has come for Pip since he has “Great Expectations” (finally I know why the title is Great Expectations!!). The word goes around saying Pip will now be a gentlemen and be wealthy. Here we see the difference between the social classes again. People in town treats Pip differently since he is wealthy now. Even the people…

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    The novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens revolves around the life of a young boy in Victorian era of England named Pip. When Pip is a young boy, he meets the rich and secluded Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham introduces Pip to her young adoptive daughter, named Estella. She raises Estella to not love, for she is intent on saving Estella from heartbreak. While she does this, she also trains her to break the hearts of others, much as her heart was broken by a man in her youth. She eventually…

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    wants. So many people get dragged into believing they will not be liked unless they follow the “perfect” image of society. Social standards have always been around, and Charles Dickens shows that fitting in may not be what is best, in his novel, Great Expectations. In the novel, Pip is a common young boy that meets a girl, and immediately gets sucked into the idea of fitting in and being “uncommon”. From this novel, Dickens makes me believe that trying to fit the perfect image will not make you…

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    The actual location of London might be a symbol that describes Pip’s success or how his “great expectations” turned out. At this point in the story, Pip is very lonely after leaving his family and that might foreshadow his future. This quote by Mr. Pocket reveals that the more one tries to cover up the simple truth of a person, the more they will…

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    Literature In Great Expectations, Pip, an orphan living with his sister is given the opportunity to move to London and become a gentleman. Mr. Jaggers a lawyer tells Pip that a secret benefactor will fund for Pip to become a gentleman. Jaggers demands that Pip purchases new clothes so that he does not look like the working class. "First," said Mr. Jaggers, "you should have some new clothes to come in, and they should not be working clothes. Say this day week. You 'll want some money. Shall I…

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