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  • Novel Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
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    Basically, the novel 'Great Expectations,' by Charles Dickens was a novel about a young boy, Pip, and his experiences growing up. Pip was a poor young boy, and was taken advantage of by an escaped convict. This relationship to the convict plays out on many levels, and, eventually works to his advantage. Also in this story are many other pertinent characters, such as Estrella, adopted and bred by a Ms. Hav isham to wreak havoc on the entire male race. Estrella is also intertwined with the convict...
  • Pip Calls Mrs Joe
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    Chapter 1 As an infant, Philip Pir rip was unable to pronounce either his first name or his last; doing his best, he called himself 'Pip,' and the name stuck. Now Pip, a young boy, is an orphan living in his sister's house in the marsh country in the west of England. One evening, Pip sits in the isolated village churchyard, staring at his parents' tombstones. Suddenly, a horrific man, growling, dressed in rags, and with his legs in chains, springs out from behind the gravestones and seizes Pip. ...
  • Dickens Newgate Prison
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    The World of Laws, Crime and Punishment in Great Expectations Great Expectations criticises the Victorian judicial and penal system. Through the novel, Charles Dickens displays his point of view of criminality and punishment. This is shown in his portraits of all pieces of such system: the lawyer, the clerk, the judge, the prison authorities and the convicts. In treating the theme of the Victorian system of punishment, Dickens shows his position against prisons, transportation and death penalty....
  • Pip And The Convicts
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    Write a close analysis of chapter 28 and briefly relate it to the rest of the novel. You will have to provide your own argument. Great Expectations is set in early Victorian England, a time when the Industrial Revolution transformed the social landscape. Social class was no longer entirely dependent on the circumstances of one's birth but the division between rich and poor was as finite as ever. Pip's sudden rise from country labourer to city gentleman forces him to move from one social extreme ...
  • Convict Turns Pip
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    At the beginning of a novel a reader needs to find out where and who the main character is and what they are doing there. You would expect to find description of their surroundings and then what is going to happen in the story. "Great expectations" does all of these in the first two chapters it firstly tells you Who the main character is and then it goes on to explain were pip is by describing his father's tombstone, "I gave Pir rip as my fathers name on authority of his tombstone". Next it goes...

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