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Essay | Great Expectations: Analyzing Chapter 1

This student essay consists of approximately 13 pages of analysis of Great Expectations.
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Great Expectations: Analyzing Chapter 1

Summary: Analyzes chapter 1 of the Charles Dickens classic, Great Expectations. Examines the literary techniques Dickens uses to give us a child's perspective. Discusses why he uses the first person point of view, which allows Pip to narrate.
In the first chapter of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens successfully uses a range of techniques to put us into Pips perspective.

Throughout the story Dickens uses the first person point of view so that you know Pip is narrating. This is effective in making us see things from Pip's point of view, and helps us understand his emotions, and how he is feeling.

We can tell that Pip is older and looking back on past events. This is because Pip uses sophisticated vocabulary which we would usually associate with an adult, such as `explicit' and `my infant tongue'. He also says `so I called myself Pip' this gives us the impression that the story is retrospective. A range of complex sentences are also used, which suggests an adult is narrating.

In the second paragraph, we learn a lot about Pip's character, we form an image in...

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