Great Expectations Essay | Female Charcters in Great Expectations

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Female Charcters in Great Expectations

Summary: Compares the female characters in Great Expectations, a novel by Charles Dickens. Details how Dicken's female characters differed from traditional Victorian women. Examines how the female characters differ across class lines.
`Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens looks very deeply into the personalities of each character, particularly the female characters. Charles Dickens is able to show the reader the different personalities through the way they speak, think, emotions and thoughts.

Typical of England in the 19th Century the Victorian woman was meant to show class. For an upper class woman was expected to be delicate, beautiful, honourable and loyal. While a lower class woman like Mrs. Joe for example was a battle-axe.

Charles Dickens was extremely clever in bringing his characters to life and showing us what life was like across all of the classes in the way he uses his female characters.

When comparing characters at the bottom end of the class structure such as Biddy and Mrs. Joe, Dickens makes them take on both male and female roles in the way the character come to...

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