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How does Charles Dickens hook the reader into reading Great Expectations?
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How does Charles Dickens 'hook' the reader into reading 'Great Expectations'?
In Dickens 'Great Expectations', he obtains the reader's attention and gains their interest in the first paragraph to make them want to read on. Dickens introduces the protagonist 'Pip' to 'hook' the reader and make them ask questions. The reader wants to know about the protagonist and his life. They will ask themselves questions such as 'Where did Pip's parents go?' The questioning method used in 'Great Expectations' is also used in many other stories; this method is used to persuade the reader to read on. The writer also introduces the setting to grasp the reader, by presenting the sense of atmosphere in the narrative. Readers are inquisitive about where Pip lives and it also aids them to understand Pip's feelings. We also see that the bleak atmosphere Dickens creates makes the reader want to learn if the rest of the story is as gloomy as the beginning.
Pip was just like the writer Dickens as a child, they were both intelligent but poverty-stricken. This is one of the many reasons the reader become interested in the protagonist. They both weren't very familiar with their fathers and
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