He loved to read, especially ones linked with loose adventures and comedy. (Charles Dickens Biogarphy) Charles Dickens wrote about the moral issues and problems in Europe that he encountered in his life (Charles Dickens Theses Part 1, 2005). Charles wrote the story of “Oliver Twist” to bring the ugly truth to light about the workhouse for children. He did the same with Bowes Academy, when he wrote the book Nicholas Nickleby to show how the boarding school was viciously abusing the children that attended that school (Nicholas Nickleby, 2015). At the time Charles was revered as the most famous writer of his time, but as he got older his writings became more somber as his views on things changed.
The convict threatens Pip and warns him that if he does not get any food for him, he will be in serious trouble. In the opening chapter we see Charles Dickens (the author) use a range of different language techniques that builds the readers minds about the character and the setting of the story. He uses metaphors and describing words as well as the 1st person view from Pip. The first paragraph tells the readers that the main protagonist tells the story. Pip talks about his images of the family and his views when he sees them in their tombstones.
As his stories were printed in instalments Dickens' needed a way to make his audience buy the next part of his stories. To do this Dickens' would add to the story a new character or twist to the plot, and each instalment would contain a varied mix of drama and comedy. He kept interest alive in his stories by cleverly alternating and overlapping plots, and he ended each instalment with a mystery or detection element, to keep the reader engaged and wanting more. In each of Dickens stories he usually introduces a strong male lead character, who has a dark and insensitive personality which therefore turns them into lonely and sinister souls. Examples of such characters include Ebenezer Scrooge from 'A Christmas Carol' who is a bitter, hard and unsympathetic businessman with no cares for anyone but himself and Mr Creakle the ignorant and ferocious schoolteacher in 'David Coppefield'.
We can tell this because he says; “growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry…was Pip” this shows us what kind of life that Dickens had. Dickens has established the character Pip Very well by repeating his name over again, he has done this to make it seem very childlike, as this book was written as a child’s perspective, “Pip so I called myself Pip” This point has come across well ass it makes us realise that Pip is a little boy, as not many adults would constantly repeat their name. In the opening chapter, we feel sorry for Pip as we find out that his parents are no longer alive. We know this because Pip says, “unreasonably derived for their tombstones” We feel sorry for him as now we realise that he has no parents and that he is alone in the world. It is very possible for the reader to feel both revulsion and sympathy
The book tells us how Pip was encountered with a convict and how his life has changed from there. Pip was given the chance to become a 'Gentlemen' and the novel takes us through an adventure, which along the way picks up secrets. Dark secrets. Eventually Pip ends up with his lifetime sweetheart Estella. Throughout this essay, I will be explaining as well as describing how the author, Charles Dickens, makes the reader, feel sorry for Pip.
To Pip, Magwitch seemed a 'being from another planet' and the way Dickens has used the innocence of a child and the 'fearful' convict makes Pip's reaction to Magwitch as a character much more frightening and so gives Magwitch a memorable and aggressive entrance to the book. Moreover, even though Pip is terrified of Magwitch, he still looks up to him as his adult superior. In Great Expectations, Dickens could use his own experience of life and the law to contribute to the atmosphere. Dickens spent most of his life in London where he routinely walked the city streets ten or twenty miles at a time and he could apply his unique power of observation to the city to grasp the sights, sounds, and smells of London into his descriptions. When Dickens was twelve, his father was imprisoned for debt and this made Dickens recognise the law as it was.
In this essay I am going to explore how Dickens made his key characters striking and memorable by using different methods. Section 1- Magwitch =================== Dickens wrote ‘Great Expectations’ in the first person perspective of Pip. By doing this Dickens used a method by which he can create memorable and striking characters because the way that Pip reacts to the characters and the way they treat Pip makes us remember them. At the beginning of the book in chapter 1, Pip meets Magwitch, an escaped convict who threatens P... ... middle of paper ... ...ds striking and memorable through use of physical description, setting and speech. The way that the characters interact with Pip is also important.
Finally, I will focus on Joe coming to London to look after Pip whom is ill and in debt; I will look at how Pip is presented. Charles Dickens' begins the novel with a very dramatic opening in the grave yard in which the small Pip is looking at the gravestones of his parents and thinking of the rest of his family in heaven this heavenly thought is contrasted with an escaped convict who arrives and threatens him; "keep still you little devil." In this way Dickens sets, the child's angelic thoughts directly against his being called a devil. Dickens creates pathos in this scene to make us sympathise with this small, gullible, boy. 'Small' sug... ... middle of paper ... ...e where thins are made, shaped and given a purpose- it is always warm, in terms of temperature and emotions, Joe is warm and affectionate, as is Pip when he was a boy.
Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, was published in three volumes in 1861. His book had influence on future authors by his style of writing and his use of symbols to represent other ideas. Dickens’ use of symbols creates a profound imagination in the reader’s mind and produces desire for the reader to read the novel. Throughout the mysterious and perplexing setting of the Great Expectations, Charles Dickens uses exceptional styles, motifs, and symbols to portray themes such as: ambition and self-improvement, and social class. Charles Dickens is considered, by many critics, as one of the greatest writers during the Victorian Period.
The description that Dickens gives the readers about the churchyard has a massive impact on the views of the reader. The setting makes the readers question each other about why Dickens has chosen to do what he has done with the opening chapters of his novel. Dickens uses words which makes the readers think of churchyards as sinister and eerie. As soon as the readers work up an image of the setting, Dickens immediately moves onto how Pip is feeling whilst he stares mindlessly at his brothers and parents graves. Dickens describes Pip as a ‘bundle of shivers’.