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  • Main Characters Pip And Jane Eyre
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    "Great Expectations and Jane Eyre: Comparing and Contrasting Two Bildungsroman's " Charles Dickens (the author of Great Expectations) and Charlotte Bront"e (the author of Jane Eyre) both grew up during the early 1800's. Growing up during the same time period, each author incorporated elements of the Victorian Society into these novels. Both novels depict the protagonist's search for the meaning of life and the nature of the world within the context of a defined social order. In essence, the two ...
  • Great Expectations
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    There are many things about the Victorian Age that are different from our way of life today. Evidence of this can be found in such elements of the 1800's as courting manners, child- rearing, transportation, housing and careers. The novel and film Great Expectations give many examples of the contrast of the present and the past. Victorians were a very class-conscious society. These days, just about anyone can manage to have fairly nice clothes, a decent car, a place to live, and reasonable job se...
  • Pip's Expectations Against The Expectations
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    ? Great Expectations Essay Topic: Why is Great Expectations called Great Expectations? Jennifer Sh upak There is an old clich'e that cautions readers not to "judge a book by its cover", but rather, by its contents. While this piece of advice may indeed be true, one could ask if the same is true of judging a book by its title. The title of a book is in many ways indicative, not only of its contents, but perhaps more important, of its author's message. A title serves to inspire the reader's intere...
  • Pip With His Great Expectations
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    Pip's False Expectations In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the reader is taken through the journey of a little boy as he pursuits his dream and great expectations beyond his common self. Pip's, the protagonist, dream of becoming a gentleman is realized upon his meeting of Estella, the love of his life. Pip changes from an innocent, sensitive and common young boy to a selfish, rejecting adolescent. He is led into making grave mistakes based on his false expectations of marrying Estella and ...
  • Expectation And Its Reality
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    AN EXPECTATION AND ITS REALITY. Expectation is a vision but reality is when it happens to you. What we see is an illusion, what we do is a reality. What comes back to us is worth giving a thought to, what we feel is there, and what we think is an expectation. So basically what we expect from people or things is far away from the reaction we receive. Expectations can be very high, but the output that we get is often not exactly the same. Reality is mostly cruel and harsh. Whereas, an expectation ...
  • Great Expectations And Jane Eyre
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    Both Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bront"e, and Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, have many Victorian similarities. Both novels are influenced by the same three elements. The first is the gothic novel, which instilled mystery, suspense, and horror into the work. The second is the romantic poets, which gave the literature liberty, individualism, and nature. The third is the Byronic hero, which consists of the outcast or rebel who is proud and melancholy and seeks a purer life. The results...
  • Example Of Pip's Great Expectations
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    The Great Expectations of Pip: A Downward Spiral I deliberated with an aching heart whether I would not get down when we changed horses and walk back, and have another evening at home, and a better parting. This sentence in Charles Dickens Great Expectations seems to sum up the strife and burden that has been put on Pip's shoulders since Mr. Jaggers announcement of Pip's great expectations. Pip's fortune, or expectations, change him for better and worse, and also affect other people in the story...
  • Personal And Professional Need For Improvement
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    A Time For Change Kris J. Pomp lun I enlisted in the United States Navy three days after my graduation from high school. I needed a great deal of leadership and training. I got it. Throughout my nine-year career, I have worked for great people who did not wait for me to get motivated; they cared about me and showed it. What successes I ve had, I owe to my great teachers. They taught me about self-motivation, commitment and dedication. About tolerance, adaptation and acceptance of others. They ta...

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