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The Consequences of Pride and Wealth in Great Expectations, a Novel by Charles Dickens
The Consequence of Pride and Wealth Imagine living within a community in which children were considered to be seen and not heard. Beings who were simply used to pass along love, titles and inheritance for generations. Thus was the Victorian era, but what happens when a parent raises a child with the intent of something...
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The Theme of Creator and Creature in the Novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Creators and Creatures of Great Expectations Throughout Great Expectations, the theme of Creator and Creature is frequently mentioned. In many of these connections, the roles of Creator or Creature are easily defined. A few examples of this type of relationship is; Miss Havisham and Estella, Magwitch and Pip, and Jaggers...
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The Theme of a Two-Fold Life in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
John Wemmick and the Two-Fold Life Are individual value judgments direct enemies of moral objectivism? In Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, we come to know the character of John Wemmick as a clerk who lives two separate lives of home and work. In The Importance of Being Earnest, a play by Oscar Wilde, which was writt...
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The Difficulties of Pip in Reading and Writing in the Book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
In Chapter 7 of Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Pip attends school and struggles to learn his alphabet. One evening he composes a letter to Joe. Although the letter is functionally illiterate, Joe becomes elated as he reads it aloud. This passage and Joe’s inclination to read aloud are important; Pip begins a conve...
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The Human Nature of Guilt in the Novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A Guilty Ambition Throughout Great Expectations, the prolific novelist Charles Dickens incorporates several themes that are reflective of characteristics of basic human nature. One theme addressed in the novel is that guilt does not necessarily bring about reconciliation. From the very start of the story, guilt has playe...
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An Examination of the Imagery in the Scenes in Mr. Pumblechook's Shop and Miss Havisham's Home in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
Plants ‘n Prisons Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, is enhanced by the presence of vast amounts of imagery that provide both an idea of the physical attributes of the setting and the emotions attached to it. The scenes that take place in Mr. Pumblechook’s shop and Miss Havisham’s home are especially notable for...
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A Glimpse at the Unique Persona of Pip in the Novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Penetrating Pip’s Persona In his novel, Great Expectations, Charles Dickens gives a unique persona unto the main character, Pip. His use of Pip as a narrator adds many insightful details to the story and enhances the novel in many ways, yet it also limits a reader’s scope of understanding of the novel to some degree. Pip...
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The Greed, Self-Delusion, and Egotism of Pip in the Novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Cold Dreams of Good Fortune The story of Charles Dickens’ Pip is one that can be interpreted many ways. His actions can be seen as naive or uncaring, as misguided or self-destructive, and as haughty or noble. Regardless of readers’ feelings about Pip’s morality and motivations, the factors that bring about his fall from...
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The Contrasting Character of Mr. Jaggers in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
The character of Mr. Jaggers in Charles Dickens' novel, Great Expectations, exists to provide innumerable contrasts to the other characters, give insight into the motivations of others, and act as a grounding force in the face of the dramatic tides of emotion experienced by characters in the novel. Jaggers differs in many...
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The Great Ambitions and Hopes of Pip in the Novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
In his novel Great Expectations, Charles Dickens concisely expressed the theme with a significant title. Great expectations, superb goals, spectacular dreams, fabulous fantasies… these ideals compose important factors of the makeup of the main character, Pip. First of all, “great expectations” refers to what it literally me...
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