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Comparing the depiction of Men throughout Charles Dickens “Great Expectations” with Laurie Lee’s “Cider with Rosie”.

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Comparing the depiction of Men throughout Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" with Laurie Lee's "Cider with Rosie". "Great Expectations" is a pre twentieth century book with "Cider with Rosie" is a twentieth century book. "Great Expectations" is about a boy "Pip" which the book revolves around his life from a young child in the marshy land of Kent to a grown man where he meets Estella the love of his life, which he has not seen for years. This book has a storyline which has leaves you in suspense at the end of chapters. An example of this is at the end of chapter 0ne on page 5, "I looked round for the horrible young man, and I could see no signs of him. But, now I was frightened again, and I ran home without stopping." This leaves suspense and you want to read on. Where as "Cider with Rosie" follows all the happenings of a young boy, Laurie Lee. Really it is a autobiography of Laurie Lee till he is about 14, 15 years of age. ...read more.

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They are very good friends and spend a lot of time together. This is the description of him, "Joe was a fair man, with curls of flaxen hair on each side of his smooth face, and with eyes of such a very undecided blue that they seemed to have some how got mixed with their whites." This is from Pips point of view and shows you what Pip thought and sees of his brother-in-law. Joe is Pips father figure, a kind of replacement for Pips Dad, which Pip looks up too. The next male I am going to describe is Mr Wemmick. He is Mr Jaggers clerk and lives and works in the London area. He is a poor man but is happy as he have his small castle to get away from the world and his old Dad who is dependent of him. In "Great Expectations" Mr Wemmick is frequently is involved in helping Pip in London. ...read more.

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Herbert is now described as "still a pale young gentleman. He had not a handsome face, but it was better than handsome: but extremely amiable and cheerful. His figure was a little ungainly". This description of Herbert is more descriptive and is described in a grown-up way instead of the way he was described earlier in the book. This is on page 172 chapter 22. In "Cider with Rosie" there are not many men in the book as it is a female dominated book and there are very few males in the book as his father deserted him and the rest of his family at an early age of so he dose not have many males in his life. The only males he really sees in his life at an early age is at school, his brothers and men around the village he lives in. described main men that I am going to look at that are involved someway with Laurie Lee's life are mostly in the chapter "The Uncles". The first male in this chapter to be described is ...read more.

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