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“GREAT EXPECTATIONS” BY: CHARLES DICKENS

Submitted by :
Melissa D. Galve
BSEd-2
Submitted to:
Mrs. Bella Corazon Tejano
SPEC-4 Instructor

S.Y 2012-2013
“GREAT EXPECTATIONS”
BY: CHARLES DICKENS

SETTING: * among the marshes of Kent * and in London * Mid-nineteenth century
MAIN CHARACTERS:
Pip and his family * Philip Pirrip, nicknamed Pip, an orphan and the protagonist and narrator of Great Expectations. Throughout his childhood, Pip thought that his life would be to become trained as a blacksmith. As a result of Magwitch's anonymous patronage, Pip travels to London and becomes a gentleman. All along, Pip was under the impression that his benefactor was Miss Havisham, as opposed to Magwitch. * Joe Gargery, Pip's brother-in-law, and his first father figure. He is a blacksmith who is always kind to Pip and the only person with whom Pip is always honest. Joe was very disappointed when Pip decided to leave his home and travel to London to become a gentleman rather than be a blacksmith. * Mrs. Joe Gargery, Pip's hot-tempered adult sister, who raises him after the death of their parents but complains constantly of the burden Pip is to her. Orlick, her husband's journeyman, attacks her and she is left disabled until her death. * Mr Pumblechook, Joe Gargery's uncle, an officious bachelor and corn merchant. While holding Pip in disdain, he tells "Mrs. Joe" (as she is widely known) how noble she is to raise Pip. As the person who first connected Pip to Miss Havisham, he even claims to have been the original architect of Pip's precious fortune. Pip despises Mr Pumblechook as Mr Pumblechook constantly makes himself out to be better than he really is. He is a cunning impostor. When Pip finally stands up to him, Mr Pumblechook turns those listening to the conversation against Pip and his usefulness at succession.
Miss Havisham and her family * Miss Havisham, wealthy spinster who takes Pip on as a companion and who Pip

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