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The Novel, Entitled Great Expectations, Was Written By The Remarkable Charles Dickens. My Report Tackles The Overall View Of The Story Including The Characters & Their Backgrounds.

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GREAT ECXPECTTIONSBy Charles DickensSETTING: Kent, month of DecemberMAJOR CHARACTERS:Phillip Pirrup- he was called "Pip" by everybody. He was an orphan who lived with his sister and his brother-in-law.Mrs. Joe Gargery- the elder sister of Pip who was not very affectionate. She has a very bad temper.Joseph Gargery-Pip's brother-in-law and friendMs. Havisham- an immensely rich and grim old lady who lived in a big , neglected houseEstella- a beautiful young lady. who was loved by Pip. She was adopted by Ms. Havisham.Mr. Jagger- the lawyer who had clients of all kinds--- not all of them the best kind of people.Mr. Abel Magwitch- the convict who willed a big sum of money to Pip.MINOR CHARACTERSMr. and Mrs. Hubble- the wheel maker and his wife.Biddy- an orphan girl in the village who helped in the Gargery household when Mrs. Joe was attacked.Herbert Pocket-a poor gentlemen who lived with Pip when he was already loiving in London.Mr. Wemmick-short, dry man with glittering eyes. He was the clerk who assisted Mr. Jagger.Startop-one of the students of Mr. Pocket who helped Pip in the time of troubleBentley Drummle- the other student with Startop and Pip. He got married with EstellaSHORT SUMMARYIt was Christmas Eve. Pip visited hi parents'grave on the deserted marshes. Suddenly, a huge man appeared and seized Pip's chin in a steely grip. The man ordered Pip to get a file and steal some food. He made it clear that no one should know about it or else he would be dead. So Pip got a file from his brother-in-laws tool box and stole pork-pie from the pantry. Pip gave what the convict wanted. He ate the food greedily and then he began to file at his leg iron like a mad man.At home, some soldiers asked Joe's help of fixing a handcuff since he was a blacksmith. Joe gladly helped and they went with the soldiers to capture the convicts. When the two were captured, Pip looked at the convict he helped. He shook his head, trying to assure the convict that he did not led the soldiers there.Days passed by and they were just the ordinary until Miss Havisham asked him to comeover her mansion and play. There, he met Estella. Pip admired her eventhough she was mean to him. When he was already an aprrentice to Joe, he miised Estella because he no longer see her.One day, Pip's sister was attacked. She was badly injured and her power of speech and memory failed. A lady named Biddy helped them I their chores in place for Mrs. Joe.Pip had been apprentice to Joe for about four years when an offer of big amount of money was willed to him. He accepted the money and moved to London to make his dreams a reality--- to be a gentleman. There, he learned so many things and experienced the life of being a wealthy man. He became proud and when Joe visited him, he was mean.One day, he discovered that his benefactor all along was not Miss Havisham but Mr. Magwitch. The convict he helped when he was seven. At first, he did not want anything to do with Magwitch. Learning that hw was a nice...

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