Write a comparison between Roald Dahl's 'The Hitchhiker' and the opening chapter of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'.

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Write a comparison between Roald Dahl’s ‘The Hitchhiker’ and the opening chapter of Charles Dickens’ ‘Great Expectations’.

        Both writers stories were published. Charles Dickens’ stories appeared in the newspaper, and Roald Dahl’s stories were shown on television in a series called ‘Tales of the Unexpected’, consisting of short stories that he had written.

        Although the stories were written in completely different centuries, they still have a few similarities. Firstly, both stories feature one person who stands out – Pip in ‘Great Expectations’ and the Narrator in ‘The Hitch Hiker’. Secondly, both of the stories are based around a criminal, although the criminal in ‘Great Expectations’ seems much more of a threat to the protagonist than the fingersmith in ‘The Hitch Hiker’.

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The first chapter of ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘The Hitchhiker’ are based around the same idea. Firstly, there is a character who you are supposed to get acquainted with. Pip is the main character in ‘Great Expectations’, and the Narrator is the main character in ‘The Hitchhiker’. But the differences are clear when you get further into the stories.

        In ‘Great Expectations’ the criminal is made to look evil, and says things to intimidate Pip. One example is when the criminal says, “Keep still you little devil, or I’ll cut your throat!” This proves that this man is evil, because ...

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