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  • Young Pip
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    Great Expectations: God's Law vs. Human Law In his book Great Expectations, the problematic nature of moral judgement and justice that stems from a conflict between God's law and human law is one of several topical themes that Charles Dickens addresses. This paradox regularly surfaces in his treatment of plot and setting, and is more subtlety illustrated in his use of character. To facilitate the reader's awareness of such a conflict, the narrator often uses language that has Christian connotati...
  • Magwitch Being Menacing Towards Pip
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    During his early childhood Charles Dickens travelled Great Britain due to his father's job. H lived in mainly coastal towns as his father was a naval clerk and therefore became familiar with the scenes reflected in Great Expectations. Dickens has used memorable scenes and characters from his childhood; the marshes representing one of his youth time homes and many of the characters being written in the reflections of family members. Great Expectations seems to have been produced using the memorie...
  • Stage In Pip's Life
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    Morals play an important part in everyday life. Morals are lessons taught by exhibiting goodness or correctness of character and behavior. I believe that the purpose for Pip to tell his story of Great Expectations was for it to be used as a moral guide for people to follow. It was a way for Pip to show the readers about moral maturation, how people change, and to warn them about money, love, and what really matters. In Dickens' novel, Great Expectations, the main character Pip undergoes a consta...
  • Pip And His Friend Herbert
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    Pip is the narrator of the story, which begins when he is aged seven. He is an orphan living with his sister and her husband who is the local blacksmith. Their home is set in the marshes of Kent. One evening while visiting his parents' graves, an escaped convict, who orders him at the peril of his life to obtain food and a file for his leg irons, grabs Pip. Pip obeys and the convict is soon captured, but he protects Pip by claiming to have stolen the items himself. Miss Havisham, who lives in a ...
  • Pip To Miss
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    This book takes place during the late 1800's and is a story about a confused child and his struggles though out life. It is broken down into three different stages. As the novel opens, Pip (main character) is wandering amongst his parents' tombstones in which he confronts an escaped convict. This criminal threatens Pip and tells him that in order for him to have his life spared, Pip has to bring him a metal file and food. Pip does so and the convict is grateful for his obedience. A few nights la...
  • Pip And Magwitch
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    This assignment is looking closely at a novel written before 1900. The book is called "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. The novel is in the first person, autobiographical form, that it is Pip who looks back at his past life and recounts the event which led to the situation we find him in at the last chapter. Dickens creates some memorable people, realism is found in his settings. The two characters I shall concentrate on are Pip and Magwitch appears in the opening sequences of the novel b...
  • Pip's Stage Of Self Gratification
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    In Great Expectations, Pip goes through stages of moral maturity. Over the course of the novel, Pip learns lifelong lessons that result from pain, guilt, and shame. Pip evolves from a young boy filled with shame and guilt to a selfish, young man, and finally into a man who has true concern for others. Pip goes through three stages in the novel; shame and guilt, self-gratification, and his stage of redemption. The first stage of Pip's maturity is his shame and guilt. Shame is a feeling brought on...
  • Miss Havisham And Pip
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    Great Expectations: Symbolism In life, symbolism is present all around us. Whether it is in the clothes we wear, the things we do, or what we buy, everything has a meaning. Symbolism is also present in literature and it is shown in Charles Dickens Great Expectations. The symbols of isolation, manipulation, the tragic hero, and wanting to be someone else are seen throughout the book through the characters of Estella, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, and Pip. The character of Estella represents the symbol...
  • Moral Values And Graces A True Gentleman
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    In his numerous literary works, Dickens strong sense of right and wrong, and his recognition of the many injustices present in Victorian Society are clearly displayed. There is no better an example of these strong set of ideals then those portrayed in his novel, Great Expectations, which tells the story of Pip, a young boy who is initially fooled into believing that material wealth is a substitute for the real moral values a gentleman should posses. However, through the many trials and tribulati...
  • Pips Guardian For Magwitch
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    The book I read was Charles Dicken's Great Expectations written in 1890. Dickens novel contains 400 pages. Great Expectations takes place in the 1800's in London, England and the surrounding suburbs of London. The story is told in the fist person through the eyes of the main character Philip Pirrip. Other influential characters of Dickens novel are Philip Pirrip, Estella Havisham, Miss Havisham, Mr. Jaggers and Able Magwitch. Philip Pirrip is an orphan raised by his sister and her blacksmith hus...
  • Film And The Book
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    For this piece of work I have been asked to write about the comparisons between the film and book of Great Expectations. The film was directed by David Lean, and he chose to change some features of the book in his film. Although many are insignificant, there are a few that changed the plot quite a bit. One of the major differences was that the character of Orlick, who plays a big role in the book, was not in the film. Because he was not there, Mrs. Joe cannot be attacked, she just dies of an ill...
  • Pip's Unconditional Love For Magwitch
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    Great Expectations Have you ever wondered how wealth can bring happiness and how it can change a person which poses the question, can it turn that person who was once poor into a better person? The plot of Great Expectations revolves around Pip as a young boy and his chance encounter on the Kent marshes with an escaped convict, Magwitch. It follows Pip's journey through to adulthood and gives insight into the attitudes about the social conditions and snobbery at the time when Dickens was writing...

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