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  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Great Expectations’ main character, Phillip Pirrip- generally known as Pip- had a rough upbringing as a child. His sister, Mrs. Joe had “brought him up by hand”, after their parents and five brothers had all been laid to rest many years ago. Another character, Herbert Pocket experienced a bizarre childhood, though in a different manner. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations develops through the novel following Pip, a young “common boy” who grew up in the countryside.

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Steve
  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    In his novel, Great Expectations, Charles Dickens uses the theme of being happy without changing who one truly is. The main focus of this theme is on Pip, the most important person in the novel who undergoes many changes to try to make others happy. After going through many hardships and dealing with multiple disappointments, Pip realizes that he is not making himself happy and eventually turns into a genuinely good man. From the moment

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    Submitted: April 4, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    Throughout the novel Great Expectations, the author Charles Dickens showed Pip’s interactions with many different kinds of characters. Mrs. Havisham, an elderly wealthy woman, had a great effect on him because he saw the way the rich live. Living along with Mrs. Havisham was her adopted daughter, Estella, and through her harsh commentary towards Pip, also had a great impact upon him. The last character who was proven to have influenced Pip was his sister’s

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    Submitted: April 11, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Great Expectations - Estella

    Great Expectations - Estella

    stronger than all other teaching. . . . I have been bent and broken, but—I hope—into a better shape.” (http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/greatex/terms/charanal_2.html) • Page 307 “I begin to think,” said Estella, in a musing way, after another moment of calm wonder, “that I almost understand how this comes about. If you had brought up your adopted daughter wholly in the dark confinement of these rooms, and had never let her know that there was such a thing

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Janna
  • Great Expectations and Oliver Twist

    Great Expectations and Oliver Twist

    Great Expectations and Oliver Twist During his lifetime, Charles Dickens is known to have written several books. Although each book is different, they also share many similarities. Two of his books, Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, are representatives of the many kinds of differences and similarities found within his work.. Perhaps the reason why these two novels share some of the same qualities is because they both reflect painful experiences which occurred in Dickens' past.

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Great Expectations Atmosphere and Suspense

    Great Expectations Atmosphere and Suspense

    Great expectations by Charles dickens was written in 1860-1861. The opening chapter of great expectations is extremely important as it tells of each character from Pips perspective (also telling the readers just how naпve, young and innocent Pip is amidst this gloomy dwelling), for example Pip says “…my first fancies regarding what they were like, were unreasonably derived from their tombstones“ this tells us that Pip is a blank canvas ready to be painted on

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Monika
  • Great Expectations Continued

    Great Expectations Continued

    I decided to invite Estella for dinner back at home with Joe and Biddy, not sure whether she would accept. Surprisingly she accepted my invitation. So we headed back to Joe’s and on the way we talked on just about every subject there is to talk about. I was already aware of what had happened to Estella, but she told me the whole truth. She even described the beatings she had received from Drummle. He

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Mike
  • Great Expectations Continued

    Great Expectations Continued

    I decided to invite Estella for dinner back at home with Joe and Biddy, not sure whether she would accept. Surprisingly she accepted my invitation. So we headed back to Joe’s and on the way we talked on just about every subject there is to talk about. I was already aware of what had happened to Estella, but she told me the whole truth. She even described the beatings she had received from Drummle. He

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Great Expectations Essay

    Great Expectations Essay

    Revenge is a moving force behind many of the characters' actions in the Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations. Miss Havisham wants revenge on the entire male race. Compeyson wants revenge on Abel Magwitch because he has property and money in New South Wales. Arthur Havisham, Miss Havisham half brother, wants his revenge on Miss Havisham because their father left her most of the money and estate. Pip does not realize that Miss Havisham and Abel

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Vika
  • Great Expectations. How Does the Relationship Between Pip and Joe Change and Develop as the Novel Goes on? What Is Dickens Saying About Society at the Time?

    Great Expectations. How Does the Relationship Between Pip and Joe Change and Develop as the Novel Goes on? What Is Dickens Saying About Society at the Time?

    “Great Expectations” is set in Victorian England. It is apparent when we read the novel that Charles Dickens expressed many of his own views when writing the narrative, using a strong authorial voice. This is particularly clear when he addresses certain issues concerning the social and cultural concerns of the time, and through Pip’s desire for social change. The development of the relationship between Pip and Joe is crucial in realising the complexity and importance

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Great Expectations: Self-Sacrifice

    Great Expectations: Self-Sacrifice

    In Great Expectations, the author uses self-sacrifice as a meaningful symbol. A few characters in the book are continually sacrificing a part of themselves to others or sacrificing physical aspects to others. Characters Magwitch, Pip, Miss Havisham, and Estella are examples of people who self-sacrifice themselves throughout the book. Magwitch, a convict who is wanted by the law, desires to financially aid Pip by converting him into a gentleman; Pip, an innocent boy who has

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Great Expectatrions

    Great Expectatrions

    Great Expectations It was a freezing cold winters evening and the sky was covered in thick grey clouds. It was an evening when nobody should be anywhere other than by a big warm fire, in the safe company of their families. But here I was, outside in the cold winter air and as I was still only a young boy this was certainly no place for me to be. I was standing, shivering in the

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: Yan
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The American Dream was based on the assumption that each person, no matter what his origins, could succeed in life on the sole basis of his or her own skill and effort. The dream was embodied in the ideal of the self-made man. The Great Gatsby is a novel about what happened to the American dream in the 1920s, a period when the old values that gave substance to the dream had been corrupted by

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    A major theme in The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was that wealth is power and wealth and power corrupt because Gatsby got his money illegitimately just so he could be wealthy, characters in this book only cared about people if they had something to offer them, and people would do almost anything to get ahead socially. Throughout the book, there were many hints that Gatsby’s business wasn’t totally legitimate. When Gatsby

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Mike
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Gatsby was a man who tried to live the American Dream. He was man who assumed had money, power, and love. In my opinion, that is what the American Dream is, money, power, and love. That is what Gatsby thought he had, but he really did not actually live the American Dream. The first part of the American dream is to have money. Gatsby was

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Artur
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    No two snowflakes are exactly alike, as with books. Though many books may have a plethora of similar qualities, no two are exactly alike. A reader can see some but not many similarities between the two novels. The Great Gatsby and Their Eyes Are Watching God. The Great Gatsby written by Scott F. Fitzgerald is a tale of high society and its twists and turns, while Their Eyes Are Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The origin of the American dream started mostly during the later half of the nineteenth century, many of America’s physical resources were undiscovered, allowing the possibility of coming across a fortune through relatively little, but lucky investment in land or industry. Many early Americans prospectors headed west of the Rocky Mountains to buy acres of cheap land in hopes of finding gold. The American dream was a driving factor not only in the Gold rush,

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    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Max
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    Gatsby Essay 3/08/04 Eric Rivkin Reserving Judgements is a Matter of Infinite Hope” pg. 6 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby This quote is the fundamental axiom that the book revolves around. Nick’s father told this to him and he hasn’t forgotten the quote or the intrinsic moral significance that goes along with it. So much is spoken and gossiped about Jay Gatsby before he is even introduced in the novel that no one knows

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Janna
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby

    The 1920s is the decade in American history known as the “roaring twenties.” Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a reflection of life in the 1920s. Booming parties, prominence, fresh fashion trends, and the excess of alcohol are all aspects of life in the “roaring twenties.” The booming parties in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reflect life in America during the 1920s. Gatsby displays his prominent fortune by throwing grand parties. From next door,

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Max
  • Great Gatsby - Personalities of the Lost Generation

    Great Gatsby - Personalities of the Lost Generation

    "Personalities of the Lost Generation" One of the best writers of the Lost Generations is F. Scott Fitzgerald. He writes exceptionally well on this subject because he was also part of it. One of the many famous novels that he wrote was The Great Gatsby. The characters in this story represent the many different sides of the Lost Generation. The narrator, Nick, is caught between the two worlds, the world of moral corruption and the

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Great Gatsby and the 20’s

    Great Gatsby and the 20’s

    Erik Ferjentsik 127W Paper After a time of prosperity, the roaring 1920’s became a decade of social decay and declining moral values. The forces this erosion of ethics can be explained by a variety of theories. However, F. Scott Fitzgerald paints a convincing portrait of waning social virtue in his novel, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald portrays the nefarious effects of materialism created by the wealth-driven culture of the time. This was an era where societal

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: regina
  • Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay

    Jay Gatsby's attraction towards Daisy is the most significant thing in his life. He would do anytihng out of the ordinary to get her to love him back. From the first time Jay Gatsby met Diasy, he has been attracted to her ever since and Gatsby wants to win her back since these years. When Gatsby wa a young military officer, he met Daisy for the first time and fell in love with her because

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Artur
  • Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay There are currently 6 different definitions of success in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Try to define success and you will find it almost impossible to come up with a definition that everyone agrees on. This is because it does not mean the same thing to everyone. Success, the most important thing to achieve the American dream, can represent personal accomplishments, money, and how you are look at my society. I believe that someone’s

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Great Gatsby Essay

    Great Gatsby Essay

    Victim “When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up” (F. Scott Fitzgerald). This is true of one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s very own characters. In the book, The Great Gatsby, the character George Wilson would be one of these “people” who act irrationally when they are taken out of their comfort zone. George would be a real victim in this story

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Great Gatsby in Comparison to Catcher in the Rye

    Great Gatsby in Comparison to Catcher in the Rye

    Great Gatsby vs. Holden Caulfield The Great Gatsby written By F.Scott Fitzgerald is a novel about people, mainly Gatsby’s idea of the �American dream’ which can be compared easily to The Catcher in the Rye By J.D Salinger. Nick and Jay Gatsby are similar to Holden Caulfield. Nick is like Holden in the fact that they both share ideas of having expectations of people and hope, even though society constantly lets them down with multiple

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Great Gatsby Info

    Great Gatsby Info

    Response paper on Gatsby The narrator of the story, Nick Carraway, has just returned from war and goes east to work, but being restless in the west. In flashbacks he reveals the story of Jay Gatsby, his next-door neighbor. Immediately after Nick moves to West Egg, he visits Daisy Buchanan, his second cousin once removed and her husband Tom, a fellow Yale graduate, for dinner. Here Nick meets Jordan Baker, Daisy’s friend from Louisville, who

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: David
  • Great Gatsby Report- Obsessing over the Past Theme

    Great Gatsby Report- Obsessing over the Past Theme

    An Obsession For The Past Obsessing too much over anything is unhealthy for a human being. Gatsby, in The Great Gatsby, dedicates his life to finding his lost love, Daisy, despite changes that may have occurred since the relationship ended. It is a love from the past that he longs for once again. Gatsby’s obsession gets to the point that he will do almost anything to retrieve the life that he once lived. Due to

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Max
  • Great Gatsby Review

    Great Gatsby Review

    The fact that I did not enjoy reading The Great Gatsby is irrelevant to the fact that I hated the movie. Though I didn’t enjoy the content of the book, I respect Fitzgerald. I respect the honesty that is reflected in his writing style. I respect the depiction of the era in which The Great Gatsby took place. This movie is an unbelievably terrible attempt at bringing this book on screen. The major insights made

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    Submitted: March 6, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Great Gatsby: Symbolism

    Great Gatsby: Symbolism

    GREAT GATSBY: SYMBOLISM (Original Essay) The Great Gatsby is a classic American novel, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1927 about corruption, murder and life in the 1920’s. The true purpose for a writer to compose any piece of literature is to entertain the reader, and this writer does this to the best of his ability. In this well-crafted tale, Fitzgerald presents a fast moving, exciting story, and to any typical reader it can be

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Greatest Accomplishment of My Life

    Greatest Accomplishment of My Life

    “Greatest Accomplishment in My Life” One Big Water Storage Hole Who would not want to wake up every morning at 7 AM for two weeks in a foreign country and dig a 7ft by 7ft hole during their summer vacation? I, fortunately, had the honor of undertaking this task last summer. Every summer for the last three years, I have traveled to Bogotб, Colombia, to volunteer for a non-profit organization, Children’s Vision International, which takes

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    Essay Length: 718 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: regina
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