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Complexity of Characters in Dickens' Great Expectations, Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird and Shakespeare's Rome and Juliet
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Great Expectations To Kill a Mocking Bird and Romeo and Juliet are very complex and sophisticated pieces of literature Each piece of literature has a key character in it In Great Expectations there is Pip a common boy who gets the chance to become a proper man In To Kill a Mocking Bird Jem is the son of a lawyer who is defending a black man And in Romeo and Juliet Juliet is a young girl who thinks she has found true love Each one of these characters has gained understanding of themselves as a result of confusion or prejudice Pip is a character that learns a great amount by his own confusion Throughout Great Expectations Pip believes he is in love with Estella an appealing proper girl He believes he likes Estella because Estellas guardian kept telling Pip how pretty Estella is and how he should adore her As Pip grew older this stuck to him and his goal in life became marry Estella However little did Pip know Estella would never be interested in him because Miss Havisham Estellas guardian brought up Estella never to love or show affection When Pip got older he went back home to where Estella lived so he could win her heart over But that is when he figured out he could never have Estella because she is a cold hearted woman From this experience Pip learned never to set your mind on one thing He also learned to stay open minded Lastly Pip learned to be ready for whatever the world throws at him Jem is a character from the book To Kill a Mocking Bird who learns a lot from prejudice Jem lives in the south during a really racist time in American history Jems father is defending a black man who is being accused of rape Jem and everyone else in his county knows that the black man is innocent however everyone wants him to
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