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English Literature
`Great Expectations'

Satis House (The Gothic


Within `Great Expectations'; Charles Dickens constantly creates a ghostly and
gothic atmosphere associated with Satis House. He uses words such as;
`dismal,' `unused' and `barred' to describe the Gothic manor, and set the
gloomy atmosphere.

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English Literature
`Great Expectations'

Miss Havisham herself is also described as Gothic; and Dickens uses words
such as `skeleton,' `no brightness,' and `grave-clothes' to portray her eerie
character. In addition to this, he uses gothic imagery to make the audience
see Mrs Havisham as a corpse's bride almost.
Charles Dickens…


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