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Essay | Real vs. Facade: The Theme of Self-Delusion in Great Expectations

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Real vs. Facade: The Theme of Self-Delusion in Great Expectations

Summary: Self-delusion is one of the main themes that Charles Dickens carefully develops through the plot of his novel Great Expectations as well as through its characters. Dickens utilized this theme to deceive the readers and create a sense of mystery throughout the story.
Pip, the main character of Great Expectations, constantly ascribes the truth to that which only seems to be true. Self-delusion is one of the main themes that Dickens carefully develops through the plot as well as the characters. Pip constantly deludes himself to believe whatever appears to be reality. He is unable to distinguish between the real and the facade. In the very beginning of the story, Pip recalls

`My first memories regarding what my family members were like were unreasonably derived from their tombstones.'

Pip deliberately deludes himself to believe everything that he wishes to believe. The whole plot is linked to the theme of self-delusion and almost all the characters have been represented as deluded by Dickens.

After Pip's visit to Satis House, where he meets Miss Havisham and Estella, Pip entertains fancies of becoming a gentleman...

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