The Range of Devices Charles Dickens Uses to Engage the Interest of the Reader in the Opening Chapters of Great Expectations The novel "Great Expectations" was written by Charles Dickens who opens the novel by engaging the reader's interest. This is important because if the opening chapters of any novel are not interesting, then the reader is not going to read it and develop a negative attitude towards it. Charles Dickens very successfully uses different kinds of devices to make the reader carry on reading. This makes it interesting for the reader. He usually uses cliffhangers at the end of chapters because there used to be a serial of novels being published for every chapter in his days.
“It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” Book 3, Chapter 15, Page 361 [last page in the chapter] Discovering the principal characters in any novel and observing how they relate to one another provides a person with hours of enjoyment. The very idea that a writer can with words create a world in which these characters can grow and mature in any way the author desires should remind the reader that, in many ways, their lives are nothing more than the shadows of the master author’s design. Charles Dickens, without a doubt, spun words into spools of yarn that he could use to create wonderful, inspiring and sometimes very dark individuals. It is one of these wonderful enduring creations that have captured the minds of more than a few of his readers. From the pages of “A Tale of Two Cities” Dickens develops Sydney Carton as man of many sorrows yet a man who threads his way through the hearts and minds of those who would best be served by his love for Lucie.
This was another means of control for the author. Dickens would have to keep his characters appealing; whether they were heroic or villainous, Dickens would have more room for creativity and changeability with his characters based on the reader's response as opposed to his contemporary literary critics. In David Copperfield each instalment leaves the reader wondering what is going to happen and how the characters will develop. At the end of the second number, the reader is left with David's idea of his new best friend Steerforth: "He was a person of great power in my eyes; that was of course the reason of my mind running on him. No veiled future dimly glanced upon him in the moonbeams" (44).
He does this by means of hinting the plot and sharing some elements of mystery, and Gothic elements of the novel. The second role of the preface was however more towards his disadvantage, although I would imagine he never intended this to happen. The preface served as a frame in which Walpole disguises himself as an objective, third party translator, or he is also known as William Marshal. This same frame which served him benefits also proved to be a large indicator that the novel could not have been written two hundred years ago. It had all the key aspect of many eighteenth and nineteenth century novels, authenticity, authority, antiquity and art... ... middle of paper ... ... rather interesting foretelling of the story, whilst still not giving too much of it away.
In his essay, "On a Novel Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov tries to answer the age-old question, "What is the objective of the novel?" He quickly replies, "...I happen to be the kind of author who in starting to work on a book has no other purpose than to get rid of that book..." (311). There is more to his response than this, however. He goes on to say that his book was not written to celebrate pornography or pedophilia, nor was it written to promote Anti-Americanism (313 - 315). What's the... ... middle of paper ... ... purpose behind the book, even though it is not the purpose the writer intended.
[Diggory Venn] "Told him she supposed he had not married the other woman because he liked his old sweetheart best; and things like that" [Johnny Nunsuch] [Book First, chapter 8, pp. 82] This chance exchange reveals that Wildeve is meeting with Eustacia. Venn uses this to his advance by announcing himself to Mrs. Yeobright as a suitor for Thomasin. This backfires because Mrs. Yeobright tries to use the second suitor to force Wildeve to marry Thomasin. These events all occur from the chance meeting between Venn and Johnny Nunsuch.
I learn that book form Shakespeare you really need to understand what the author wan to said and find in the dictionary different definition for one word. Macbeth was the most difficult essay that I make in my life so far so I was happy when I return it the paper because I don’t want to deal with that anymore. I wish I had taken the substantive time to polish my essay. I feel that I have accomplished a major objective by reviewing critic writings but feel bad that I did not make use of my critic abilities so as to give the paper a much more balanced feel. In my last essay about short stories I was thought that was more essay but was little bit complicate on the realist also I chose a theme which I think made it hard to relate elements of magical realism to it directly.
In Defense of the Original Ending of Great Expectations Many critics prefer the original ending to the revised version because it is the ending that Dickens himself decided to write without consulting anyone. Many people believe that since Bulwer-Lytton gave Dickens input on the second ending that it is not as true. Although Dickens may have inadvertently been plagiarizing, the original ending is the way that Dickens felt the novel should end, as opposed to the way Bulwer-Lytton felt it should end. Another reason that the original is preferable is because it seems to flow better with the overall themes of the novel. One of these themes is how people expectations differ from reality.
The Revised Ending of Great Expectations The revised ending of Great Expectations is the version that Bulwer-Lytton gave his advice on. It was after reading what Dickens had written in his original ending that Bulwer-Lytton made suggestions on how to improve the ending. In this ending, Pip and Estella meet again in the garden at Satis House, but the possibility of them being together, even married, is left open in contrast to the original. By this point in the novel, Estella has suffered enormously, and is made into a better, more sympathetic person for it. Although this comes through in the original version, it is made even clearer in the second version.
Frank leaves with the Westons to London and by the time he gets back Emma knows she no longer has feelings for him. Suddenly—Emma realizes she might be in love with Mr. Knightley and that it was wrong of her to convince Harriet to decline the proposal of Robert Martin. Finally, all ends well when Emma and Mr. Knightley become married as well as Harriet and her first love Robert Martin. The reader is fi... ... middle of paper ... ...beliefs. Austen tries to show that people change even when they don’t expect it and they can also change their outlook on life; kind of like how Harriet started off in the novel being with Robert Martin, the local farmer, then transitioned to Mr. Elton, then to Mr. Knightley, and lastly she went back to Robert Martin.