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How does Dickens Presentation of Pip as a Young Boy Contrast to Pip as an Adult?
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How does Dickens Presentation of Pip as a Young Boy
Contrast to Pip as an Adult?
In this essay I will consider how Dickens presentation of Pip as a young boy contrasts to Pip as an adult. In 'Great Expectations' Pip starts off as a young, poor, deprived orphan but is later given money from an unknown benefactor and becomes what he would call a gentleman, he later finds out that his benefactor is a convict named Magwitch. Pip goes through three distinct changes in this novel, he starts off as a polite young boy, who would love to learn and aspires to be a 'gentleman' but believes that this is not possible as he has no money. The second is when Pip has received his money; he has achieved his goal of becoming a so called gentleman but still hasn't worked out what being a gentleman really means. The last is when he visits Joe and Biddy, he discovers money isn't everything. It is a story of Pip's self discovery with many tragic elements. It was published in 1860 in weekly instalments; this affects the form and the structure, necessitating elements such as cliff hangers and
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