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How does Charles Dickens create character and setting in the chapter 1 & 8 of Great Expectations.

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How does Charles Dickens create character and setting in the chapter 1 & 8 of Great Expectations.

Charles Dickens was born into good fortune on the February 7th 1812. At the age of 9 he went to school, but this was shortly ended as his family were sent to work for becoming into bad debt. Charles Dickens wrote many novels and in 1860 at the age of 48 he started his 13th novel ‘Great Expectations’ from then on he became a very popular novelist and in good fortune.

In this essay I am going to write about characters and the setting in chapter 1 & 8 of ‘Great Expectation’

The setting in chapter 1, is a gloomy dark graveyard, where pips family is buried. In the novel the graveyard is describes as a “bleak place overgrown with nettles” this may suggest that nettles sting and are dangerous which reflects the graveyard. The word bleak may suggest that it is an empty depressing place to be. The effect of this quote on the reader makes them think of how scared Pip must be and put a unpleasant image in their head. The word “Overgrown” may suggest that the graveyard is unwelcoming and that nobody cares about it and that it is no-longer part of society. This also reflects to the rest of the novel and how nobody cared about Magwitch and how people left him to grow old, and be lonely.

In the novel the weather is described as “ Wind was rushing” this makes us think that it is a violent, life threatening place to be, and how it also reflects on Magwitch and how he is a violent un-ruly character. Charles Dickens also uses onomatopoeia to give effect on the reader of how horrible the graveyard appears. The effect of this quote on the reader makes them think how the graveyard is a awful unpleasant place to be. The word “Rushing” suggests t...

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...hat all un-married women were useless because they weren’t going to have children and they were built to reproduce. Miss Havishams appearance suggest that she is a virgin since she is all in “white” and was going to get married, but her fiancé stood her up, and since then she has wore her white wedding dress, and never saw day light and abhorrence all men and tried to make Estella despise men.

Miss Havishams dress was describes as “faded” this suggests that she is disappearing away the effect of the quote on the audience makes then think that she is a ghost, since she has locked her self up for so long, people think that she is not there and that she has passed away.

The way Miss havisham speaks to Pip suggests that she is better than Pip because she has got money and she thinks that that is a privilege, but really money does not bring you happiness and
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