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Great Expectations English Assignment

How does Dickens gain the reader’s interest and create a sense of drama and tension in the opening chapters of the novel?

 

 

Pip is a young orphan boy, and he has never seen his parents, and his younger brothers have died too. You get drawn in because the way Pip is described and it makes you want to learn more about him and how his family died and you feel sorry for him.  ‘As I never saw my father or mother, and never saw any likeness of them’, this shows that he never had the chance to see them, before they died. Dickens describes Pip’s feelings in a way that makes you feel sorry for him. He does this by explaining it from Pip’s point of view, and it is as if Pip is talking to you personally as you read on and you can connect with him.

 

There is a use of pathetic fallacy when it is describing the churchyard and it says about the thorny overgrown nettles and the bleak marshes, and that relates to how Pip would be feeling as he goes to visit his families’ graves. He’d be upset and disappointed about how he can only imagine his parents and how they would have looked. When it describes the wind rushing it gives a sense of urgency, and as Pip begins to cry, a man comes out and grabs Pip. This is like the description of the wind and the surroundings, was a warning to the reader, that something was about to happen or a warning to Pip that he should get away. It makes you picture the setting, like where he would be standing, and what the weather is like.

“Keep still, you little devil, or I’ll cut your throat!” This is what the man says to Pip in a very threatening way. He seems very violen.

 

There is a use of pathetic fallacy when it is describing the churchyard and it says about the thorny overgrown nettles and the bleak marshes, and that relates to how Pip would be feeling as he goes to visit his families’ graves. He’d be upset and disappointed about how he can only imagine his parents and how they would have looked. When it describes the wind rushing it gives a sense of urgency, and as Pip begins to cry, a man comes out and grabs Pip. This is like the description of the wind and the surroundings, was a warning to the reader, that something was about to happen or a warning to Pip that he should get away. It makes you picture the setting, like where he would be standing, and what the weather is like.

“Keep still, you little devil, or I’ll cut your throat!” This is what the man says to Pip in a very threatening way. He seems very violent. You imagine him as very fierce and tall. He seems like he would be able

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