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Points to consider when assessing Chapter One of “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens.
Some ideas to get you started…
- What makes this opening chapter a good read? It might be useful to colour code your sheets with a highlighter pen!
- Narrative technique – first person narrative. What effect does this have on you, the reader? What does first person have that third person misses and vice versa?
- Setting (Where is the story set?)
The setting is very important in Great Expectations in a number of key scenes. The varied settings...[ read full article ] »
Source: Work, Ford Madox Brown
1. A Guide to Victorian Literature
2. The Diary of a Nobody
3. Mary Barton
4. Wuthering Heights
5. David Copperfield
6. Great Expectations
7. Jane Eyre
8. Nicholas Nickleby
Charles Dickens, 1860/61 (1812-1870)
Extract from Chapter 8
‘You‘re to wait here, you boy,’ said Estella; and disappeared and closed the door.
I took the opportunity of being alone in the court-yard, to look at my coarse hands and my common boots. My opinion of those accessories was not...[ read full article ] »
1. Studying For The Exam
2. Examples From Literature
3. About The Exam
4. Further Reading
5. The Examination
Charles Dickens 1812-1870
Miss Havisham has adopted a girl, Estella, to avenge the heartache she suffers at having been jilted by her fiancé. However, though Miss Havisham has contrived to bring Estella up in a way that has rendered her heartless, she expects her to love her adoptive mother. Pip is the narrator of this novel and he falls hopelessly in love with Estella, who, in this extract,...[ read full article ] »
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