Stylistic analysis of the abstract from
Charles Dickens book
" Great Expectation"
The novel which has been chosen for stylistic analysis belong to a prominent English novelist Charles Dickens "Great Expectation". Charles Dickens was the supporter of the peaceful reforms and he usually divided people into good and bad, moreover he believed that good is stronger than evil. That is why many of his heroes of his novels and especially of Great expectorations were poor, pity men who earned for living hardly but honestly. Great Expectations is a social satire that criticizes the justice within society of the Victorian Age as well as the fawning admiration of the uprising middle class. Charles Dickens describes Pip, who serves as both the young protagonist of Great Expectations and the story's narrator looking back on his own story as an adult. With this two-level approach, Dickens leads the reader through young Pip's life with the directness and surprise of a first person narration while at the same time guiding with an almighty narrator who knows how it will all turn out. The author employs a number of stylistic devices that produce tremendous effect. Symbols surround us everywhere. Charles Dickens uses them in Great Expectations as well. The symbols of isolation, manipulation, the tragic hero, and wanting to be someone else are seen throughout the book through the characters of Estella, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, and Pip. The character of Estella represents the symbols of isolation and manipulation. The character of Magwitch represents the symbols of isolation and the tragic hero. In this case, he was physically isolated from society because he was a convict and was looked upon with disgust. In his works objects can be metaphors for people. In Great Expectations, a rejected bride lets her bridal cake rot for years, the same way she is rotting. Simile is the same thing only it uses the words "like" or "as." In the beginning of chapter 3 (P. 17) a simile is...
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