Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Great Expectations

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, is one of the few stories that depict Charles Dickens' life as he grew up, he struggled with great poverty and the main character of Great Expectations mirrors this lifestyle. The story begins in England where a boy named Philip Pirrip, or Pip, is looking at his parents gravestones when suddenly a man in chains grabs him and forces Pip to bring him food and something to cut through his chains. These events make the reader wonder if it's a kind of metaphor for how Dickens felt growing up. Hungry, alone, and fathered by a criminal who was always in need of the family's help.

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