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Great Expectations Book Report

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Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, published by Chapman & Hall in 1861, the story it’s set among the Marshes of Kent in London in the early-to-mid 1800s. This is the story about Pip, an orphan boy who lives with his sister who is married the blacksmith, the story follows the life of this boy, from his awakening to life. The main characters are Pip, Mrs. Joe, Joe Gargery, Miss Havisham, Estella, Abel Magwitch., Mr. Jaggers, Herbert Pocket, Biddy and Bentley Drummle. Pip, is the main character and is the narrator of the story, Pip is a young orphan boy who is being raised by his sister and her husband. Pip is very passionate and a dreaming person with a huge heart and he has a lot of expectations in life. Mrs. Joe is Pip’s sister which is a overbearing figure to Pip, she is very ambitious and her wish is to be something more that the wife of the village blacksmith. She doesn’t love Pip. Joe Gargery is the husband of Pip’s sister, and he is the village blacksmith, he really loves Pip and he take care about him, he is very calm, quiet and kind, he really suffered when Pip treated him so bad. Miss Havisham, a rich old lady who lives in a castle-mansion known as Satis House, Miss Havisham is a bitter woman who was jilted at the altar on her wedding day, long ago. She stills using her wedding dress and the rotting wedding cake remains on the dinner table. She raises Estella to be the tool of her revenge, training her beautiful ward to break men’s hearts. Estella, is the beautiful Miss Havisham’s adopted child, she is the crush of Pip, he loves her even that she was very cold, cruel, and uninterested in him. She always told him that she has no heart. Abel Magwitch, is a convict who escapes from prison at the beginning of the story and terrorizes Pip in the cemetery. however, the kindness of Pip makes a deep impression on him, and because of this he decided to give all his money to Pip and he...
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