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Great Expectations and David Copperfield Essay

  • Submitted by: eseranza4
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 1,454 words

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Great Expectations and David Copperfield

    A reader of Charles Dickens' works will, no doubts, enjoy his reading. Great Expectations and David Copperfield are two works that are written in a   very extraordinary and talented way. Although both novels, Great Expectations and David Copperfiel,   show obvious similarities such as the setting, point of view, and both considered as   bildungsroman novels. Moreover, although they both show several similarities, these two novels end with very different endings.  
    One obvious aspect a reader can notice is the different settings in the both novels. Dickens in   Great Expectation opens his novel in the marsh country Kent. This place is the place where a reader first meets the protagonist Pip. This place makes readers view it in two way. Some readers believe that Dickens saw this countryside as a land of childhood innocence for Pip; others point to his descriptions of it, as dark and   foggy, to show that it is a land of bleak prospects and dark moral views. Whatever it means symbolically, this place creates a dramatic atmosphere. When the scene shifts to London, the life becomes vivid. We see faces everywhere, we hear street sounds, we read specific place names. Dickens knew every corner of London; showing it to us through Pip's eyes, he emphasizes that it is dirty, cramped, and chaotic, but we can sense his fascination with it. The novel moves back and forth between these two locales and two moods, shifting more quickly as it heads toward the climax.   Dickens the theater lover also creates in this book two masterful stage sets: Satis House and Wemmick's Castle. Both are described in minute, odd detail. Miss Havisham's house tries to shut out life and resist change yet whites still turn yellow, mice and beetles scuttle about, weeds push through the pavement. Wemmick's home, in contrast, is almost too full of life, of overflowing creative energy. Both houses are examples of mad excess, and Dickens makes them as bizarre...

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