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Great Expectations. From my reading of the novel Great Expectations, I have found that Dickens creates an eerie sense of place In the 3 extracts that I have studied.
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The novel 'Great Expectations' was written by Charles Dickens between 1860 - 1861.
From my reading of the novel 'Great Expectations', I have found that Dickens creates an eerie sense of place In the 3 extracts that I have studied. In order to create this sense of place, Dickens uses a number of techniques, these techniques include violence and aggression, prison imagery, light and dark, death and decay and numerous typical writers techniques such as personification, alliteration, similes, repetition and metaphors. In this Essay I am going to explore the different techniques Dickens uses to create a sense of place.
In the first extract I studied, the cemetery, we are bombarded with images of death. This is clearly illustrated in the repetition of 'dead and buried', this repeated phrase symbolises the extent of death in these times. The symbol of the tombstone and the knowledge that Pip's parents are dead all reinforce a sense of sinister expectation. The phrase 'low leaden line' is an example of alliteration, this shows it's dark and
un-pleasant. When Pip is in the cemetery we are introduced to the big evil character in
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