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Great Expectations - 2D Characters
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"Dickens characters are two-dimensional. We do not catch a glimpse of their inner life and there seems to be no change or development in them during the course of the novel". To what extent is this true of the characters in Great Expectations?
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, is told through the eyes of Pip (Phillip Pirrip) - a young orphan living with his sister and husband in the marshes of Kent. Great Expectations is set in early Victorian England, a time when social changes were becoming prominent in society and these changes affected Pip. Within these social changes there are three incidents which show his inner life and personality, which will be later analyzed in the essay.
The statement, "Dickens characters are two-dimensional. We do not catch a glimpse of their inner life and there seems to be no change or development in them during the course of the novel", is not true in the characters of Great Expectations. This can be proven when looking at the character of Pip and the incidents he was involved in.
Pip, the narrator of the Great Expectations, is one of the most important characters
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