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Great expectations

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INTRODUCTION This story Great Expectations was written by Charles dickens in the Victorian times .The Victorian times This is a story of a boy in a village called Pip. Pip's mum and dad and his five brothers are dead. When pip when to the grave yard to visit there cemetery. There he met a convict who is called escaped from the prison. Pip was scared of the convict who was scary, cold, wet, dirty, etc. So pip stole some food some drink or called as vittels and a file.Pip lives with his sister and her husband Joe Gargery who is a blacksmith. Pip while going back to the graveyard he met another convict who was an enemy to madwitch. Pip gives the vittles to the convict and runs away as fast as as he could with out turning back. Later the convicts were caught and they were sent to Australia. After some time pip was invited too Miss Havershan's house .Miss Havershan is a very rich old lady she did not get married on the time and day she was suppose to get married from then she is still in her wedding dress. She lives in the house which is the same since then including the time .Nothing was changed. She adopted a girl called Estella. Pip went to see Miss Havershan she treated him much better than any other kid she has ever met. ...read more.

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Pip was really shocked and scared to see him. He remembered every thing. Pip told the convict that the convict did not have to see him just to say thanks to pip. Pip gets to know the convict is his benefactor. Pip asked the convict why he benefited for pip. The reason was pip was the only person to be nice with the convict. Later in the morning pip went straight away to see Mr Jaggers to know the truth and what the convict said was true. Pip got to know more about the convict that the convict was sent to Australia and he is not meant to come back to London which was against the law. So the convict would be sentenced to death. Pip did not want this to happen to the convict. So he was going to prepare an escape plan. So pip changed his residence and it was a river side house. The plan was to send the convict in the boat to a ship as a river guard. So pip and Herbert had to practice rowing the boat to and to and fro. They stay in a small river side house for a rest. The day came and they were working through the plan when they came to the rest place they found out that they were being followed by the other convict who is an enemy of madwitck. ...read more.

Conclusion

In both the chapters pip is scared of the convict 'I was dreadfully frightened' 'Not knowing what to do - for, in my astonishment. The roles of the both characters have been exchanged in the thirtyninenth chapter. In the first chapter pip was a boy who was nice to every body but the convict was horrible to pip 'Or I'll have your heart and liver out'. Pip is behaving like Miss Havershan because pip has got more money and looks for statutes. So pip was treating the convict in a bad way. In the first chapter pip was asked the questions about his family work, who does he live with 'And is your father alonger your mother?'. In the thirtyninenth chapter the convict is asked where the convict lived and what he did before. 'How are you living?'. The convict is proud of pip. This is because pip was the only person who was nice to him. Pip has changed totally because pip feels bad and thinks that pip has deserted Joe and biddy 'I would not have gone back to biddy now for any considerate'. CONCLUSION I think Charles dickens has been successful in showing the similarities and the differences between the chapters. You can see the difference between the role models in the first and thirtyninenth chapter by feeling sorry for pip in the first chapter and you feel sorry for the convict. And dickens has showed the similarities which are very clear and is easy to understand the differences and the similarities. But the language is in Victorian which is a bit difficult to understand ...read more.

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