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A Portrait of Self in "Great Expectations"

Summary: "Great Expectations" is somewhat biographical, in that events that Charles Dickens lived are seen in the character of Pip. Key themes in the novel are the trials and tribulations of love, injustice and class discrimination.
The works of Charles Dickens are of repute status, and are recognizable even by the scarce reader. Literary pieces such as Oliver Twist and A Tale of Two Cities are of the more distinguishable books by Dickens, yet not many have pursued his other less discernible works such as Great Expectations. This piece epitomizes the life of Dickens, allowing him to circumvent his past by depicting it through a young boy named Pip (Ackroyd 182). Growing up in the times of the Industrial Revolution, Dickens had to cope with social classes; where his family was a part of the poor working class who were discriminated upon by being given limited rights, and exposed to crime and disease (Sanders 21, 22). Great Expectations is known as the life of Dickens through the eyes of Pip, a boy born into a lower class, striving to be of gentlemen...

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