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Great Expectations

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47% of children didn’t live to see their fifth birthday in the Victorian age due to disease and lack of medicine. This was also caused by child labor. Children were put to work in factories from age three before a series of Factory acts that rose the minimum work age to nine years old. Charles Dickens himself went to work in a factory at age twelve while his father was sent to Debtors prison. Dickens displays how children were treated in the Victorian era one of his books: Great Expectations in which a gentleman Pip is retelling his life story growing up in a village near London. He had always wanted to grow up to become a gentleman and escape his “common status”. As a child Pip is not respected or loved by his sister and other adults and beaten regularly. What Dickens suggests in the novel Great Expectations is that people often grow to have emotional or physical problems due to their mistreatment as children. How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this essay too short How is this...