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In the extract of the novel "Great Expectations", Charles Dickens conveys many images of the characters and environment. Throughout the whole passage Dickens focuses only in descriptions

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Great Expectations In the extract of the novel "Great Expectations", Charles Dickens conveys many images of the characters and environment. Throughout the whole passage Dickens focuses only in descriptions, transmitting to the reader a perfect compilation of what the scene is all about. Exploring the passage, good reasons can be found to support the feeling that Pip, the young boy, has when he enters the house. As Pip is the narrator of the story a close view of the surroundings is conveyed. Right at the beginning of the passage, when the boy enters the house, he comments on the bizarre and suspicious chains that crossed the great front entrance, that the passages were all dark and that the strange women that came to his reception only had one candle to light the way up to the staircase. ...read more.


Dickens hasn't quite yet started describing so much the other characters but he has given many images of how the house is like and how the people that live in it are like. After the lady lives him alone in the dark, Pip is left with the only option of knocking and going inside the room. The darkness makes many people insecure and it made Pip very afraid. Therefore he knocks and goes in the strange room, which he realizes after a while that it is a dressing room. In this section of the scene Pip describes most of the room and he also describes the lady inside the room. Characterization words are used with repetitions to emphasize the conditions of the place. The recognition of the environment is shown in the quotation: "It was a dressing room, as I supposed from the furniture..." ...read more.


She is probably still waiting for him. Dickens creates a very intense plot throughout this scene. He makes many pauses and repeats several times the word white to emphasize that the old lady is dressed as a bride. It is conveyed by the reader of this extract that the house is quite odd and that the people who live in there are even more strange. Pip is reasonably terrified because he is not adapted to those conditions in the environment of that house, in which people tend to prefer the darkness then the daylight. Pip is very confused and he doesn't know what to do in that moment because he is frightened something might happen to him. This is a very dramatic and expressive plot because it involves a lot the reader and the text. ?? ?? ?? ?? Bernardo Veiga Class 9B ...read more.

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