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    he wisely teaches us that the present moment is a gift. The past is something that cannot be changed, and the future cannot be determined; the only time that can be controlled is the present. However, only few actually follow this mantra. In Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, Pip and Miss Havisham are two perfect examples of people who completely ignore this mantra. Pip focuses his entire life on the future, while Miss Havisham constantly dwells on one moment in her past. Because Pip and…

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    Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is an exciting book that invites the readers to feel similar emotions to the characters you are experiencing as well as form opinions regarding each of the characters actions. The main character is a boy named Pip, who longs to become a blacksmith like his brother in-law Joe. Suddenly, he changes his mind, and wants to become a gentleman. His change of heart is due to a girl named Estella, the adopted daughter of a querulous, old woman named Miss…

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    The execution of revenge had always had an impact on our actions and behavior. In some cases, it could be a positive influence, but in others, it could be negative. This concept applies to specific characters in Great Expectations. In the novel, Charles Dickens sends a compelling message that seeking revenge is a worthless pursuit and that the outcome is never positive nor beneficial. Not only does it harm the people who are innocent, it harms the people who seek for revenge themselves.…

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    The Truth Behind Money and Happiness Wealth does not profess everything about an individual. Many may perceive that if one has more riches, one is happy and complete. In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens conveys the idea that one’s wealth may determine one’s fate, but not their happiness, as shown through the characterizations of Estella and Joe. Estella had a wealthy upbringing. She was adopted by an affluent woman, because of this she had access to many opportunities that determined her…

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    rarely sticks with people throughout their lives. Many believe that honesty is not the way to go and that is the sad reality that many live with. This is not the life that Charles Dickens believes people should lead. In his satirical novel named Great Expectations, he tells a long story of lies, love, and loss. Through his work, Dickens teaches his audience that deceit will never lead to happiness. The truth will always overpower the means of deception. There is not much grace in series…

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    In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Estella is constrained by her past, and she resents it because of the lasting impact her past left on her. The meaning of the novel is that the genuine relationships and being an honorable person through good deeds is more important than wealth and social class. Estella attained her elite social class and wealth because she was brought up by Havisham, her adoptive mother. But Havisham 's upbring results in her having no heart, she is isolated from…

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    One moment. A single event can change a person’s life forever, but it does not have to define them. Everyone has experienced suffering or pain at some point in their life, but the difference is how they coped with the agony that they felt. Great Expectations is a book that revolves around the hopes, struggles and, disappointments of others. A surplus of the characters are plagued with tremendous loss and face horrible and unimaginable tragedies. One character in particular, Miss Havisham, is…

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    his perspective of the world and his experiences help him realize his mistakes and know what to do so he can prevail. These factors help Pip accept his past mistakes and accept new responsibilities as he ages into adulthood. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations demonstrates that an individual’s past relationships and experiences help develop their maturity to come of age. Pip’s brother-in-law, Joe, has been with him for almost his entire life through thick and thin. Joe has worked hard to raise…

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    The Changes That Occur In Pip In the novel Great Expectation, Pip is a growing individual. His personality changes many times throughout the story. He starts out as a young boy, who is bothered by the fact that he never got to meet his biological parents. While he was in the graveyard, he runs into a distraught man, who is dirty and soaked in water. He later realizes that the man was an escaped convict on the run. The convict grabbed Pip and hung him upside down. He then demanded Pip to…

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    Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, illuminates the inherently selfish nature of people’s actions through the parental relationships of Pip and Joe, Pip and Magwitch, and Miss Havisham and Estella. Despite the supposed familial qualities of these relationships, the insinuation of the characters’ actions in volumes one and two demonstrate the selfish nature of human intent. However, in the final volume, Dickens illustrates the ability to redeem one’s nature through admittance in the final…

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