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Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth and moved to London on his twelfth Because his father spent more than he earned Dickens had to work in a blacking factory of which he was very ashamed This had a great influence on his writing because he attacked the social differences in the Victorian age The title Great Expectations is about the expectations which the young man Pip has for his future life during his life From little expectations increasing to great and in the end he finally has peace with his fate Its about the struggle that a man has in his life to find out what he wants belongs and the difficulties like love good and evil friendship financial troubles he has to conquer to form his character List of main characters and description of themPip Main person he is seen through his complete life He is a boy with no expectations until an anonymous benefactor adopts him so he becomes a boy of great expectations Therefore he goes to London to become a gentleman and he falls in love with the beautiful Estella Finally he finds out which persons are his real friends and which just want to have some profitHerbert Pips best friend A very loyal person with great ideas but who has lack of money to make them reality Pip gives him the money Joe An old loyal simple labor man who has raised Pip and will never abandon him Miss Havisham An old lady who has been left by a man and therefore hates them and lives in very strange circumstances She raises Estella so she can take revenge for herEstella Very beautiful girl who hurts Pip repeatedly by not returning his love She is raised so she could revenge men but in the end finally Pip and she come together Wemmick An old man who provides Pip of the needed advice when he has some doubts about life or friendship
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