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Great Expectations - Show how the author Charles Dickens enables the reader to contribute Pip's feelings and his opinions. The character of Joe Gargery will be discussed also to show how he and Pip get on with each other.

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Imran Khan English And English Literature Coursework Great Expectations My assignment will glance at Charles Dickens 13th and one of his supreme novels 'Great Expectations' which was published in 1860. I will show how the author Charles Dickens enables the reader to contribute Pip's feelings and his opinions. The character of Joe Gargery will be discussed also to show how he and Pip get on with each other. The author of Great Expectations Charles Dickens was born on 7th of February 1812 next to Portsmouth. He was born in very pitiable family that is why he wrote about a deprived boy (Pip) in Great Expectations. Charles Dickens father moved numerous times for fine jobs but he came back into London. Charles Dickens father worked in an office as a clerk. Charles Dickens went to school for 12 years, but for the reason that of his father's poor job he had to leave the school and work in a boot polish factory, so he could bring in some money. When Charles Dickens reached the age of 15, he went back into school to complete his education. Before he completed his education, he went to prison for a short term. The life in the prison was very bad and he used this experience to write about Magwitch and Jaggers in Great Expectations. ...read more.


and Pip's response being 'there sir' as he points towards his mother, father and five siblings gravestones which makes us very sympathetic towards him. Pip is only a little boy when he has his encounter with the convict. Here we are worried for Pip because we don't know what convict will do to Pip, and we are also told that his parents have died. Pip as a little boy explains his feelings with these words 'I was dreadfully frightened' here as Pip is worried, we are feelings sorry for him and we are sympathetic towards him. When Pip was asked about Estella by Miss Havisham 'You say nothing of her' 'what do you think of her?' 'Tell me in my ear' and Pip's response 'I think she is very proud'. We can see here Miss Havisham wants to hurt Pip, that is why she asked about Estella because before asking this question Estella made Pip feel he was a common by saying 'He calls the knaves, jacks, his boy! Said Estella with disdain. And what thick boots!' We are sympathetic towards him because he is only a little boy and Estella is brought up to impair male that is why she is picking on him. ...read more.


When Pip meets Herbet Pocket in Satis House he calls Pip for a fight and Pip accepts the call. It is very funny because Herbet Pocket is a posh boy and he also knows the rules and regulations of the fight and he also knows how to start a fight. Herbet Pocket starts warming up and tells Pip the rules and regulations of the fight where as Pip just wants to get on with the fight like a common boy. Pip beats Herbet and gives a black eye and bloody nose even though he doesn't know the rules of fight. Pip still feels sorry for him 'I felt but a gloomy satisfaction in my victory'. This sentence shows that Pip is not a kind of person who feels proud in hitting people. Although the novel Great Expectations we feel sorry for Pip and we are sympathetic towards him. Charles Dickens had been very successful in making Pip a character we like, love and feel sorry for. Dickens is also very successful in making Joe a character we like all through the novel because he is an uneducated, poor black smith with a clean heart and doesn't hurt anybody and loves Pip. We feel sorry for Pip and we are sympathetic towards him in many occasions this is due to writing this novel in 1st person because we see things from Pip's perspective. ...read more.

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