About the Author: Charles Dickens
Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in England on February 7th, 1812. He had 7 siblings, and grew up in a very poor family. At the age of 12, Charles was forced to leave school to work and support his family. He grew up without a father, because his father was sent to prison for debt.
Theme of Charles Dickens Writings
All of Dickens writings and novels reflect on his childhood and early life. Feelings of abandon and betrayal by the adults that were supposed to take care of him would become a recurring theme in his writings.
Many of the events in Great Expectations are similar to those of his early life. Great Expectations is actually Charles Dickens most autobiographical novel. Pip, lives in the marsh country, workings at a job he hates, considers himself too good for his surroundings, and experiences material success in London at a very early age, exactly as Dickens himself did.
Summary of Great Expectations
Great Expectations is an English novel written in London from 1860-1861. It was published in England from December to August.
Great Expectations is written in first person point of view, past tense , and takes place in London, England where it was published.
It in based on the growth and personal development of the main character Pip, who is an orphan. The 6-year old orphan named Pip lives with his sister and her husband on the English marshes. We watch as Pip grows up and learns valuable life lessons.
Great Expectations in "Mister Pip"
In the book "Mister Pip" the main character Matilda, listens as her teacher reads Great Expectations to her and her class. As the teacher reads, Matilda finds herself getting lost in the book. She feels like Great Expectations is the one place she can escape to. She relates to