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Pip Encounters Great Expectations Great Expectations a novel by Charles Dickens is a complex and at times humorous tale of the love fortune and expectations of a Mr Philip Pirrip My fathers family name being Pirrip and my christian name being Philip my infant tongue could make of both nothing longer or more explicit than Pip Dickens 3 Pip as he calls himself is a dynamic character who undergoes much change both in his surroundings and in him throughout the course of adolescence In this tragic tale of society dreams and love from two different worlds we find irony in life Few Words Pips first sets of expectations were filled of hope for a new life in London and new love with Estella What coarse hands he has And what thick boots I had never thought of being ashamed of my hands before but I began to consider them a very indifferent pair Dickens 65 He grows to love Estella and at the same time grows to think that the only reason Estella doesnt love him is because hes common Thus we are led to consider questions of money and social position gender and power caste and class to account for our own experience Reading Set on the idea that Miss Havisham Estellas guardian is his benefactor he creates his own little fantasy world His fantasy world is one in which he becomes a gentleman and Estella falls in love and they marry and live happily ever after In the end we are lead to believe his reverie comes true but naturally not after some hardship for then there would be no book I took her hand in mine and we went out of the ruined place and as the morning mists were rising now and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light the showed me I saw the shadow of no parting from her Dickens 519 After the London disappointment
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