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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 ...
  • Pip Unlike Miss Havisham
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    Irony is the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning. The book Great Expectation is all about the irony in the situations that a boy named Pip brings into the entire story. Pip is on a search through life to reach high expectations of what he wants from life, this leads him to having different relationships with the different characters. Each character leads him to an understanding of himself an ironic situation, which he doesn't expect. Th...
  • Relationships Between Pip And Joe
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    " all (Dicken's characters), no matter how briefly sketched are real. (CLIFFS NOTES P. 54). Charles Dickens has the ability to make his characters very close to human, if not human. Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations, is mainly based on a character named Pip who goes from "rags" to "riches". Joe Gargery, Pip's brother-in-law, lives with Pip and Mrs. Joe in the marsh country. He is a blacksmith who doesn t make a lot of money but manages to stay a mild and good-natured man. But what causes...
  • 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...
  • Main Objective Of Pip And Conway's Quests
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    Throughout history people have been mislead to believe that happiness can only be found through achieving what you think you want. For example, it is rare to read a fairy tale that doesn't involve a hero obtaining his goals and living happily ever after with the one he loves. Few authors have dared to write about the reality of life in fear that the response from audiences who are used to happy endings would be negative. Charles Dickens and James Hilton are two authors that took that chance and ...
  • 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...
  • Miss Havisham A Very Wealthy Lady
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    Title: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens Main Characters: Pip - The main character, Estella - The rich girl, Joe - Pip's uncle the blacksmith, Miss Havisham - The rich old lady, Mag witch - The convict and Pip's benefactor Setting: Kent a town full of marshes by the river Point of View: Dialogue Theme (s): Becoming a gentleman and living in poverty, falling in love with a beautiful girl named Estella who is very rich. Summary: Pip is a young boy who lives in poverty with his sister Mrs....
  • Love Towards Pip
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    Great Expectations In the novel Great Expectations, written in 1860 by Charles Dickens, there is an underlying theme of disillusionment, but it is not a melancholy book. The main character, named Pip, has many 'great expectations' in his life, but over the course of time these illusions are slowly shattered. This would make one think that this narrative would be a tale of sadness and misery, it is not glum at all because of the friendships, love, and humor that Pip experience. Throughout the boo...
  • Pip's Shoes Joe And Biddy
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    Great Expectations: Injustices and Poor Conditions Committed On Women andChildrenGreat Expectations, authored by Victorian novelist Charles Dickens, is considered one of his finest works of literature. It was indicative of Dickens's strong feelings for injustices and poor conditions committed on women and children of that time. Through the main character, Pip, Dickens's demonstrated the compassion he felt for children. Most readers, like myself, are able to associate Pip's experiences with their...
  • Hard Way As Pip
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    Great Expectations by: Charles Dickens In the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the dominant theme is that true goodness and the value of goodness comes from inside a person, not their standing in society, or their wealth. There are some characters in the book who were aware of this, while there are some who tied to find out the hard way. Those who found out the hard way lead very difficult lives, and those who knew this truth, led more peaceful, and fulfilling lives. The main characte...
  • Estella And Pip
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    Great Expectations. The Character of Estella One of our first thoughts, like readers, when we finish the novel is to establish two lists; one of good characters and other of bad characters. Since this paper is devoted to the character of Estella the question would be: is she a good character or a bad character But, before beginning the analysis of Estella in the novel which will try to give an answer to this question, we are going to deal with the symbology of the name of Estella. As we already ...
  • Pip's Heart As Miss Havisham
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    Estella One of Dickens' most prominent figures in Great Expectations is the character of Estella. She plays a major role in the life of the main character, Pip. He is completely consumed with love and desire for her even though she has been influenced not to expose any feelings towards men (Dyson 235). Estella's cold-hearted, proud, and blunt mannerisms are in contrast to the symbolism of her name that is likened to a star in the galaxy. Similar to that symbolism, however, she shines but is unat...
  • Transformation Of A Young Innocent Pip
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    Charles Dickens's Great Expectations, is a novel about the search for identity, consequences of choice, and how our experiences shape us. It shows the transformation of a young innocent Pip, to that of a Pip, with a false sense of self. "Great Expectations, concerns itself with the weakness and pettiness of mankind and can have no real hero or heroine". (Mood 482). Outline I. Charles Dickens's Great Expectations, is a novel about the search for identity, consequences of choice, and how our exper...
  • Great Expectations A Boy Name Pip
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    Sometimes people go through life living a lie. People tend to forget where they come from and forget about those people who helped them get where they are. They become conceited, ambitious, proud and stuck-up. In Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations a boy name Pip had these same issues. The point of this story is to teach us not to act this way because in the end some people do not fulfill their expectations and things begin to go downhill. Pip had great expectations for himself, but in the...
  • Pip's Desire For Estella
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    An Examination Of Class In Jane Eyre An Examination Of Class In Jane Eyre And Great Expectations. An Examination of Class in Jane Eyre and Great Expectations. The idea of class and keeping up appearances are very important in many novels of the Victorian Era. Two such novels include Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Associated with class, the idea of gender is also important in both of these novels. Often in the Victorian novel these restrictions upon the f...

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