Great Expectations

Great Expectations
Original title Great Expectations
Author Charles Dickens
Genre Novel Bildungsroman
Language English
Characters Philip "Pip" Pirrip, Estella Havisham, Compeyson, Miss Havisham, Arthur Havisham, Abel Magwitch, John Wemmick
Published Serialised 1860–61; book form 1861
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Analyse how Dickens presents the characters of Miss Havisham
...The difference between Estella and Pip is that Estella has no supportive figure in her life whereas Pip has Joe for company. Estella means 'Star' in Spanish, this symbolises that she is an unreachable 'goal' for Pip, and that she is cold, distant and...
In what way does Charles Dickens win the sympathy of his readers for the children in his novels?”
...The father tries to protect the child by saying "Good God!' cried Mr Pocket, in an outburst of desolate desperation " Are the infants to be nut crackered into their tombs, an is nobody to save them?" This shows how the father tries to protect his chi...