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    positive and happy the more you can expect the character’s traits to be the same. If the character has been taught to be happy-go-lucky, live off of optimistic quotes, and bask in the glorious sun, they won’t be the antagonist in the story. In “Great Expectations”, Pip meets Magwitch in the cemetery while visiting his parents graves. By the word “cemetery”, the reader can immediately see that the geographical surroundings aren’t pleasant. Charles Dickens makes a point of this by describing the…

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    Great Expectations is solely about Pip and his expectations over time and for the reader to be able to understand how and why his expectations change, Dickens purposely has Pip describe his life as a child, adolescent and mild aged man. The purpose of Dickens 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…

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    In Charles Dickens Great Expectations, Thomas Hood “I Remember, I Remember”, and James Payne “A Hopeless Passion”, the authors use major plot events, conflict and characterization to arise the concept and impression that one who obtains strength by conquering obstacles acquire stronger hope and ambition in the…

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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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    revenge at some point through high school. Drama causes’ all sorts of fights with friends and relationships. Many of us are insecure and haven’t matured yet and we choose to do something revengeful towards someone we dislike. Throughout the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens we notice several acts of Revenge coming from Miss Havisham. Her actions are not directly acted towards Compeyson, but directly acted towards others that didn't do anything wrong. In the beginning of the book Pip…

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    really feels. One may do this to sway someone else’s opinion. Additionally, to make an impression, one masks her true identity. The first impression is often the most trivial, which is why one feels as if she must change herself. In the novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, Pip and his brother-in-law, Joe, prepare to visit Miss Havisham. Joe and Pip are both considered “common”, while Miss Havisham…

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    Advice from an orphan living in Victorian England could change the way today’s youth approach relationships. Pip, the protagonist in the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, is an orphan who pursues the life of a gentleman in London with the sponsorship of a mysterious benefactor. Pip learns an abundance of knowledge throughout his life. If he were to advise twenty-first century youth, he would have valuable guidance for maintaining authentic relationships. A common, contemporary…

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    Chapter 1 Pip is introduced as the main character. He is presented as a poor boy who has a struggling childhood. Within the first chapter, question is brought about when Pip meets a convict in the marshes and is willing to help him. Even though Pip himself has a hard life, he is so willing to help the man. He is also a little scared. Chapter 2 Pip was raised by his sister Mrs. Joe. I thought it was very interesting how much the town looked up to her for sailing him when the parents passed.…

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    Great Expectations is such a significant novel in English literature that is being studied and praised to this day. Through Pip’s life, Charles Dickens portrays several themes from social standings to suffering which allows the reader to appeal to several of his themes. A theme which stands out from the rest is that one cannot find true happiness from changing who they are. This theme is quite universal considering how many people are influenced to change themselves based upon societal standards…

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    Expectations Essay The novel, Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens specifies Pip’s experience through several stages to test his expectations on life struggles. When transitioning 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…

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