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of economy and technical development people alter by themselves, and transform their way of thinking and perception of world in general and literature particularly (Cox, n.p.). The sensation of nature is remained to be one of the essential questions in the dimension of the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. The author represented a new vision on the point of nature in the story, and contributes a fresh view concerning this issue.
First and foremost, it should be admitted that Dickens has been interested in science and its developments. Great Expectations is considered to be a confirmation of this interest as “the opening chapter of the novel refers to the revolutionary theory of the survival of the fittest in that Pip’s five dead brothers had given up the struggle” (Cox, n.p.). The concept “nature versus nurture” is presented as a principal in accordance to Pip’s character in the novel, as he has been born and made as a “romantic” person (Cox, n.p.); still, the life circumstances are pretended to transfer his views.
In addition the biological revelations refer to crisis relations in the area of religion and people are started to doubt and argue upon this problem. The appropriate tendencies is included in the novel, and Pip’s consciousness is represented the rank of hesitancies in accordance to this question.
As for the nature itself the descriptions of landscapes and settings is magnificent and unique. Dickens is considered to show his own particular vision of nature and environment. He makes a contrast on urban life and rural one, and reveals the influence of nature upon people’s feelings. This is the main counterbalance of references to nature in the novel.
In the beginning of the Great Expectations we may observe the simplicity of Pip’s surroundings. “The marshes were just a long black horizontal line as I stopped to look after him; the river was just another horizontal line, not nearly so broad nor yet so black, and the
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Social status plays a key role in our lives, how society sees us matters a lot. Great expectations is a classic novel which dwells more into social status and how it affects our lives. More light will be thrown upon the same in the following part of the paper.
Charles Dickens had himself undergone many different transformations in his life, where he had seen many ups and downs, and thus the protagonist of the novel i.e. Pip is merely the portrayal of himself in a way. Dickens had seen quite a hard life himself after which he eventually achieved success, thus being at a lower place in the social spectrum he had developed a strong sense of class system and acquired the quality to judge people based on various traits which they seem to posses, thus he had conceived such characters based on his judgment (Jhonson pp 23).
The novel is set in Victorian-era England, and the representation of women throughout the story is reflected as such. Although the women are stereotypically Victorian, they are also depicted in very masculine and dominating ways as seen through the eyes of the protagonist, Pip.
Between Arthur Conan Doyle's stories of Sherlock Holmes pursing criminals through the back alleys of London and Dickens' stories of poor orphans struggling to survive, the image of Victorian England that is perhaps forever burned into the public consciousness is one of filth and unfairness.
It is about growing up, about parents and children and the difficult and sometimes hidden relationship between them. The first chapter lays the foundation and creates the atmosphere for the forthcoming incidents as the story unravels. It
In fact, these has been the struggle of Pip along the story when he tries to become a gentleman by educating himself and earning money through his talent since during that period the social stratification was deeply pronounced. There was almost no middle-class then, it is either you are poor or you are wealthy.
Also, Pip being the narrator of the novel helps to build and strengthen the perspective of the readers towards the novel. Therefore, comprehending Pip’s character traits is actually equivalent to complementing