GREAT EXPECTATIONS Essay

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The Great Expectations Dickens novel Great Expectations was written in 1861 even though the novel was set in 1810-1830 , life then was very hard for the poor, especially children as they were treated very harshly; they were beaten and made to work in dirty and dangerous jobs with very little food or shelter. Dickens showed how poor people and children lived in the 19th century. Life for rich people was very wealthy as they could become a part of the society. People in society made rule of a how to behave. Great expectations was set in London of Kent in south east England. Dickens knew these parts very well. The purpose of this novel is to show the difference between the rich and the poor, and becoming a gentlemen wasn’t easy Pip wants to become someone of that society as he wants to become a gentlemen and will like to show Estella what he can do. In great expectations the main characters is Pip followed by Miss Havisham and Estella. In this essay I will be writing about Miss Havisham and how Dickens created her using different styles and techniques. Miss Havisham invites pip into her house keep her company and to get Estella and Pip close. Dickens uses a variety of styles to show how Pip feels and how Pip sees things around him when Pip arrives he sees an old house with irons bars around Pips thinks it’s a prison he gets really distracted when he sees a grave yard in front of him. “It had a great many iron bars to it” which shows someone has imprisoned them selves. “He sees a large brewery near the side of the house, but there was no brewery going on” which shows miss Havisham hasn’t done anything in along time and hasn’t thought of changing or getting over her love, as pip was to find out later the brewery was like the rest of the house unused and neglected as no-one has lived here for a long time. When pip entered the house there was no light as all the

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