Charles Dickens Writing Styles in Great Expectations

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Point of View

The novel is written in the first person point of view. The main character, Pip, is the narrator. The novel is written in such a way that the reader is aware that Pip is looking back on his life and telling a story that he is not always proud of. Pip, as an adult looking back, often makes comments about the people who populate the novel as well as the events that take place in the novel. As an example, when Pip discusses Joe, he will often express regret for his treatment of him and suggest that there were things he might have done differently if he had known where his story would take him.

The point of view of the novel keeps the narration strictly with one character. This reduces the confusion that often comes in with modern novels when multiple characters narrate the...

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