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Fasar Mahmood 10.1 My essay is going to be about the 1876 edition novel 'Great Expectations.' The author of this novel is Charles Dickens. When the novel opens we meet Pip as a rather young child. Pip is the narrator as well as the main character. This is known as the first person. Pip as an adult talks about Pip as a child. He talks about his life as a child and how it was a struggle without his parents being around to help him. This makes it interesting to read. Dickens creates sympathy for Pip by talking about his dead parents. "As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any image of either of them." This suggests that Pip never saw his parents because he was young when they died. Pip also tries to create an image of what they looked like. ...read more.


What he saw in his time made him want to write about how life wasn't fair. The opening chapters are good at getting us to feel all sorts of emotions. The way Dickens gets the readers awareness is he creates a tense, terrifying setting. The reader then knows something dreadful is going to take place so he reads on. Dickens describes how frightening the setting is. "The small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry was Pip." This suggests that he is extremely terrified of the graveyard that he is in. Dickens describes the graveyard as a hiding place for people. "And that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing was the sea." This suggests that the grave yard can be used as a hiding place because of its darkness and emptiness. All of this makes the reader really scared so that we can feel the same as Pip. ...read more.


The convict uses dialect language. "Show us where you live, pint out the place." This tells us that the convict doesn't use correct English language instead of saying 'point' he says 'pint' missing out the 'o'. this tells me that he is from a working class not a middle class like Estella or other ladies and gentlemen. Dickens is very intelligent the way he creates his characters names. This helps use to discover what the characters are like and what part they play. Mrs Joe Gargery takes on her husbands name to show other people that she's the one who obeys her husband. The reader sees a different side. Mrs Joe Gargery is the one in charge and her husband obeys her. Dickens is using ironic humour here to make us laugh at the situation. I liked the first two chapters of the novel that I studied because it was very thrilling to examine about how existence was like in the historic days. I liked the way Dickens wrote this novel because he described the background in a lot of detail. ...read more.

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