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great expectations Chapter 8

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Introduction

Charles Dickens a great author who lived in the Victorian times wrote a lot of fantastic novels at his time some the novels include classics like Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby and Hard Time but as people know Dickens most famous novel or his greatest was 'Great expectations' a story about a character called Pip and his journey to become a gentleman. Based on the novel Great Expectations I would be looking at a chapter eight a very important chapter in the whole novel because of the events that takes place, which gradually sets up the rest of the whole story. In this chapter Pip the main narrator and chapter of the story visits Satis house for the first time. Charles Dickens makes chapter eight verhistory elements involving around the novel Dickens talks about the difference classes and the differy interesting because of the number of themes, which is presented. The historical context ences between the rich and the poor, and the links with Dickens's life. The structure of the chapter, which Dickens's uses to create interest to keep the reader wondering, it also builds atmosphere in the chapter. ...read more.

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Miss Havisham's story is relapsed in chapter eight we can tell what happens to her from Dickens description of her appearance for example her dressc 'Dresses, less splendid than the dress she wore,' This is about the dummies that had dresses 'but I saw that in the room every thing within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost it lustre, and was faded and yellow' Dickens described this point out the dress Miss Havisham was having on. Dickens carefully describes the wedding cake along the table in Miss Havisham's room and the mystery between her clocks in the room that all stops at twenty to nine. The style of language in this chapter is excellent work by Dickens as he uses specially words like 'wilderness', 'crooked', 'gloom' to create images of darkness death decay etc to amuse the reader not to let them dose of. Dickens style of writing he uses very long sentences since no sentence in the novel is short. He uses these techniques to gather pace and get tension there is an example of this in the chapter when Pip is exploring Satis house courtyard after playing card with Estella. ...read more.

Conclusion

She asks Pip a bizarre question when they first meet 'You are not afraid of a women who has never seen the sun since you were born?' what Miss Havisham meant she has not seen sun light or being outside for a very long time. What is interesting she is the one who tells Estella to hurt Pips feeling this showing she is not really a average mother to Estalla by teaching her different things that an average women would teach her child. The conclusion to my coursework on how different ways Charles Dickens can interest in reader in chapter eight. Dickens interests the reader by using Historical context adding facts on is life and putting them in the novel so the reader would know what the Victorian times were like. The structure of the chapter when Dickens tries to create tension to keep the reader on track and fascinated. The style language Dickens uses to describe items thought the chapter. He using interesting words to again build pace and tension. Finally the characters Dickens introduces to give the chapter and the novel depth. These are all of the elements that Dickens uses to make the reader read the chapter. ...read more.

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