Social Classes

Throughout "Great Expectations" the author Charles Dickens makes a cultural assumption about the social classes through the storyline. The storyline shows the social classes from when pip goes from the lower class to become a gentlemen in the upper class. An example is when pip meets a girl Estella, which makes pip want to become a gentleman to marry Estella when he's older and asks Miss Havisham to help him be a gentleman, but miss Havisham rejects him, but his convict is his secret benefactor who gives pip a large fortune and pip must go to London to learn to be a gentleman immediately. Another example is when pip is gentleman and helps a much lower class person the convict escape London to go to Australia.

I believe that there should be no social classes because everyone should be equal to each other and that some people should not be discriminated for who and what they are. Everyone should have to do something that helps the world grow like some people are farmers they will grow the food and some people are the builders they provide homes and business, I think that everyone should have a job that is useful in the world.

When Dickens wrote the book "Great Expectations" he include the social classes in his book, the lower class, the middle class and the upper class. Which is what the 1800s had the people were divide into 3 classes. The lower class had to provide food for the upper class and the middle class include factory owners, doctors, lawyers, and government employees. The upper class included the Queen and King and their family and the nights. Which is the same as the book.

Dickens dose not challenge the cultural assumptions in "Great expectations" he leaves the social classes as the lower class, middle class and upper class.

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2 years ago

Social Classes
The cultural assumption has been identified clearly, however a further explanation of the differences between the social classes would be beneficial. Might also be useful to specially reference the decade of social class being referred to in the book.
This should be in the first paragraph to have an understanding before talking about the book itself.

When examples are given from the novel you need to provide specific quotes from the book.

I like that you put your own perspective on this cultural assumption because it makes it more relatable.

You have interpreted what the author is trying to portray about the cultural assumption and identified the element of 'storyline' correctly. You have linked the context of storyline to the time and place the story was set.

You have identified what Charles Dickson's has written about referring to his view of cultural assumptions, however, this could be expanded on by using quote etc.

When comparing our blog posts, they were very different due to the time it was written, to the social status and the storyline of the book.