Great Expectations

"Great Expectations" is a realistic fiction by English novelist Charles Dickens (1812-1870). It was published in weekly sections from 1860-1861 and tells of the story of a common boy nicknamed "Pip." The novel commemorates the moral of setting love and virtue as a priority over monetary value and class.

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Does pip and Estella get together in the end?

Yes and no. It depends what version of the book you have, because there are some that provide alternate endings; one with Pip & Estella together, and one that does not. This is most likely because of the high demand of a happier ending by Dickens' readers and possibly by a friend of Dickens. The original, sad ending might have been replaced by Dickens' edited ending in some editions. But the two endings are for the readers to decide whether Pip and Estella truly belong together.

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Who is the spider in the book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens?

This is the nickname for Bentley Drummle, which Jaggers had created. Drummle is probably called a spider because he lures unsuspecting prey into his web of jealousy, leaving the prey disoriented and upset (such as Pip). Had Pip seen Drummle before Estella's wedding, he probably would have had a devilish grin on his face just as much as a satisfied spider would.

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How did Pip feel about lying to Joe?

He felt guilty.

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Does pip ever get with estella?

No.

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Who came to stay for pip and joe and care for mrs joe?

Biddy!

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What relationship does Joe have to Pip's sister?

They are married

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What is the name of the escaped convict in Dickens' Great Expectations?

The name of the escaped convict that Pip ancouters is Abel Magwitch who is also Pip's benefactor. :)

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What did the convict lie to the police about in Great Expectations?

he told the police that he stole the wittles (food) from Joe's home when it was Pip.

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Which characters in Great Expectations live in Hammersmith?

estelle

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How does Joe and Biddy feel about pip in Great Expectations feel about leaving to London?

The question makes no sense whatsoever.

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When does pip meet abel magwitch in Great Expectations?

The first chapter, when Pip was visiting his family's graves in the churchyard. From then on Pip referred to Magwitch as "the convict", until his name was revealed. Magwitch met Pip shortly after he escaped from a prison ship.

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What is the castle in Great Expectations?

Mr. Wemmicks house is reffered to as the castle in Great Expectations.

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Charles Dickens writing style?

Summary: Charles Dickens frequently uses houses to symbolize the people who inhabit them. He utilizes vivd description, similes, metaphors, personification, and imagery to capture the essence of the character's personality and traits. A good example of this is Dickens' description of Mr. Jagger's office in his novel Great Expectations, which he uses in order to illustrate Mr. Jagger's dark, gloomy personality.

Throughout the history of English literature, many writers use possessions to represent or symbolize the person who obtains them. Furthermore, they use picturesque descriptions, similes, metaphors, personifications, and imageries to capture the essence of the character's personalities and traits. A perfect example of these types of writers is Charles Dickens. In the book Great Expectations, Dickens illustrates Jagger's dark and gloomy personalities through painting vivid descriptions of his office.

Mr. Jagger's dark, depressing office exemplifies his characters, a burly man full of secrets, mysteries, and dark complexions. Mr. Jagger never laughs, but he wears great bright creaking boots. When he waits for answers, he sometimes causes the bo.....

Dickens gave his name to his style: Dickensian.

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What are the expectations of a Playmate?

There are there to provide entertainment and from what I hear some give a lot more, but I'm sure it's agreed upon by both parties and not forced. They are to look great, be able to have a so-so intelligent conversation and whatever happens after that happens.

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What is pip's name in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens?

Phillip Pirrip

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What are Pip's character traits in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens?

Philip Pirrip, or Pip, the main character of Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations, is a multi-dimensional character.

Pip is:

an orphan

- his parents died, his sister and her husband (Joe) raise him

a dreamer, ambitious

- he always has a dream or goal in mind (an expectation... nudge, nudge)

- even when he realizes a dream, reaches a goal, he sets a new one

- wants to improve himself and to rise in society

brave

- helps the convict in the cemetery when he's still a child

- persistent in his love for Estella

idealist, romantic

- believes in true love

- tends to see things as black and white, good and bad

good at heart, generous

- judges himself harshly

- does "random acts of kindness" helping Magwitch and Herbert

- loves the people who care for him, like Joe

- has a good conscience

- though loses sight of this when he becomes a gentleman

imaginative

- shown in the stories he tells to sister and Mr. Pumblechook about Miss Havisham

in love with Estella, head over heels

- despite the fact that she doesn't love him back

- they have a shared past as abused orphans

For more information on the character Pip and other characters in Great Expectations, see the page links, further down this page, listed under Related Links.

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Who gave Pip his fortune in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens?

Abel Magwitch ... the prisoner that he helped out in the very beginning.

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What is familial expectations?

Autosomal dominanceAutosomal dominance

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When miss havisham and estella were arguing what did miss havisham say she did not have from estella?

Love <3

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Who is Tobias in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens?

Tobias is Pip's brother who died and is mentioned at the beginnig of the book.

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Why does pip live with village blacksmith Joe gargery?

This is because Joe's wife is Pips sister.

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How does joe react to pips confession?

Joe is understanding and he reassures Pip that he is uncommon and an uncommon scholar.

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Did miss havisham die in Great Expectations?

Yes. Pip went back to save her but did not succeed in doing so. she set herself ablaze and died.

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What is Joe's job in the book Great Expectations?

He's a blacksmith!

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What time did the book Great Expectations take place in?

late 1800's

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