Dickens has an incredible ability to use words to describe and create a vivid image using them. The first person point of view strengthens the emotions of Pip and how these emotions affect his life throughout the book. Dickens also uses themes such as ambition and self-improvement, and social class to describe the life during the Victorian Period and portray this life in the book.
Due to reach personal experience Dickens managed to create vivid images of all kinds of people: kind and cruel ones, of the oppressed and the oppressors. Deep, wise psychoanalysis, irony, perhaps some of the sentimentalism place the reader not only in the position of spectator but also of the participant of situations that happen to Dickens’ heroes. Dickens makes the reader to think, to laugh and to cry together with his heroes throughout his books. “David Copperfield” was Dickens' favorite creation. The novel reflects writer’s own life – his autobiography.
“Happiness is a gift and the trick is not to expect it, but to delight in it when it comes” quoted by Charles Dickens (Charles Dickens Quotes 1). This quote came from a famous writer whom we know as Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens was a great novelist and a positive mentor. Most of his life was dedicated to his writings; he wrote journals, novels, and he made speeches while growing up. His writings significantly changed when his family went to prison for being in debt.
This therefore is why each chapter is like an episode of a drama with a cliff-hanger tempting the enthralled reader into reading on. Throughout my coursework I am also going to analyse the use of themes within the novel. I believe that the most prominent theme throughout the book is the idea of social class. Social status has a massive impact on the book and was a very important part of Dickens’ life as well. Instantly as the first chapter unfolds we see many different examples of social status with the criminal, Joe and also Mrs. Joe all being manual workers.
To understand the difficulty of Dickens’ childhood is to understand why his writing focuses on the English social structure. Dickens’ life revolved around social standing. He was born in the lower class but wasn’t miserable. After his father fell into tremendous debt he was forced into work at a young age. He had to work his way to a higher social standing.
He uses punctuation in a very good way so that you can feel the characters thoughts. Also because the book is written in the first person narrative it means we really understand Pip and are able to see how he is feeling. Dickens uses very good adjectives to describe emotions and objects and because of this it adds to the suspense. I think that the part in the chapter that was the most tense is when Pip is talking to the man before he sees him because Dickens makes the readers wait before we find out anything about the man and says that's it's 'a voice' talking. Dickens manages to maintain suspense by slowly dragging the story out instead of just saying exactly why Magwich has come to see Pip instead he makes the readers wait and guess first.
He also wrote Our Mutual Friend in 1864, in which the seep and dirt of Rotherhithe, its boatmen and loafers, are made to pass through the book with swelling consequence. Charles Dickens writings made him very famous. He used his colorful life experience to express emotional plots in his writings. The British Author’s success through his writings helped him to overcome his own personal tragedies. Charles faced many tough obstacles, but always over came them, no matter how rocky the road was.
He uses so many adjectives in his writing and together with verbs it really captures the reader’s imagination. Of all the characters in "Great Expectations" it is Pip that demands sympathy the most. In my opinion I think that Dickens does extremely well to generate the significant amount of sympathy that he does for Pip. He also manages to create a certain amount of sympathy for some of the other characters as well. Overall I feel that “Great Expectations” is a great novel that is well written with diverse and complex themes throughout.
Charles Dickens is among some of the great fiction authors of the Victorian era. He was more than just a writer nevertheless; he inspired changes throughout the world with the use of writing. For a man to come from his childhood scenario to where he developed could be seen as amazing, but really his struggles are the blessings for his success. Charles Dickens was inspired by the struggles of the poor and the oppressed, his writing caused societal changes, and he used fictional people and events to represent the real world. Subtopic 1 During the Victorian Era in Britain there was a severe gap between the rich and the poor.
The novel also focuses a lot on Miss Havisham, a rich but eccentric lady which Pip meets early on when he is a boy, but gradually as he grows up, assumes that she has helped him become wealthy. This may not be the case. Dickens has written this novel in first person of Pip so the reader can hear the story directly from Pip. We witness his thoughts and feelings. Dickens is very successful in creating sympathy for Pip, as you see his story from his, a young boy's, point of view.