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Discuss how Dickens creates tension and fear in the early chapters of Great Expectations.

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Discuss how Dickens creates tension and fear in the early chapters of Great Expectations. There is a lot of tension and fear created by Charles Dickens throughout the early Chapters of Great Expectations. In Chapter 1 tension is started off when Philip known as Pip hadn't seen his parents of any kind, Charles Dickens stated that in 1960 - 1961 they never had photographs of any kind, therefore Pip didn't even know what his parents looked like. Pip was able to see his parent's tombstones; the shape of the letters on his father's grave gave him an odd feeling that his father was a square, stout, dark man with curly black hair. He saw his mother in his imagination as a freckled and sickly lady, remember the only site of his parents he had was his imagination. Pip had an older sister who acted very much like a mother, her name was Mrs Joe Gargery and she was married too a blacksmith Mr Joe Gargery. There was a churchyard which was overgrown with nettles. That's the place where his family were buried as so other people too. The wind was rushing, so was the sea, small bundles of shivers growing afraid of it and Pip the young boy was beginning to cry. Pip was a young boy, he must have been scared, fear was building inside him and tension was creeping in. ...read more.

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If he doesn't get the files and wittles in the early morning his heart and liver shall be torn out, roasted and ate. The lines above gives a big fright to the young boy scared, fighting for his life bravely. Tensions is rising as death is being mentioned in a terrible state and the little boy is within tremendous fear, but too give him some credit he is being very brave. The man says "There's a young man hid with me, in comparison with which young man I am an Angel". Pip is shaking, what he can do now, he thought he was scared before but now fear Is as high as it gets, how can Pip think there is anything worse than what's just happening to him. Tension is at its peak. Pip is dreading the man, even though Pip hasn't seen the man, he is frightened that he could get a painful death. At this time Pip the young boy must have wet his pants with all the fear he has had to face. A boy may lock his door, may be warm at night, may tuck himself up, may draw the cloths over his head, and may think himself as comfortable and safe, but that young man can softly creep and creep his way into him and tear him open. ...read more.

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He must be scared, fearful, frightened, terrified, horrified and certainly panicky, so tension is at a very high level. Pip the young boy was scared to go to sleep; he had fear rushing through him with many what ifs. What if I get caught, what if I don't do everything rite. He is scared of stealing from his own family; tension is getting higher and higher. The man Pip had to go to in the early morning was an unpleasant guy, the man ate like a dog, and it showed that he must have been very hungry. Pip a young lad, very unfortunate he was, as he had to live his life in dreadfulness as his whole life was screwed up. His own sister beats him, his family insults him. When it was Pips birthday, Pip had the worst food, he should have had the best food but he didn't. He had something called left overs. People look at him weirdly, like he was someone that was doing something wrong all day. Pip certainly lived with fear throughout his life and tension was sent as high as it can go. Charles Dickens created a lot of tension and fear in the early chapters of Great Expectations as he had sent fear and tension to the highest level. ?? ?? ?? ?? Bhavesh Tapariya English Coursework 10KH - 1 - ...read more.

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