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Essay | Great Expectations

This student essay consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis of Great Expectations.
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Great Expectations

Summary: In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, every character has many distinct personality traits, with some of them being kind and generous and whose main goal was to help society, while some characters are hypocritical and represent the negative elements of society. Pip's "great expectations" provide a false representation to Pip of his own life throughout most of the novel. Eventually those expectations provide Pip with the courage to turn his life around and attempt to make his expectations true as a result of his own actions.
Great Expectations

In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, Pip gains a tremendous amount of self-knowledge through the process of leaving home in order to come home. He travels to London after receiving a monetary gift and a place to stay, under the guidance of Mr. Matthew Pocket. Although his great expectations of wanting to be successful and uncommon take over, he takes the offer, despite not wanting to leave Joe, Biddy, and Estella. He also gains a high allowance and credit to various stores as another enticement to stay in London. Although this way of living is one that he greatly admires and thrives in, he still comes home because he misses his old way of life. After Joe visits and Pip believes Joe embarrassed him, Joe leaves London immediately. Then Pip feels bad and tries to go find Joe. This shows that Pip learns who his true friends...

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