The novel as a whole Essay


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This underlines where the stress in the sentence is and thus its emotions. This is used to great effect with a more dramatic description in ‘It was wretched weather; stormy and wet, stormy and wet; mud, mud, mud deep in all the streets’. It is hard not to associate this dramatic use of language with his consciousness and intensified state of emotion thus allowing us to see how Pip feels by using indirect methods. Plus we see that it is a way the older Pip can convey the forbidding nature of the event unfolding. of stormy weather is an obvious precursor of events to come, but it works well setting the reader for a theatrical recountment of events.


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Incidentally, this connection between his sister also reminds the reader and probably young Pip of the guilt he felt over his sister’s beating, and hence the guilt over his stealing to help Magwitch. Pip ‘heard the footstep stumble in coming on’ which one would have done if it was a criminal wearing leg irons, that which haunted Pip the chapter FIND OUT e. g. (QUOTE). Towards the point where we finally find out who the newcomer is, the hints become more obvious with his clothes resembling ‘a voyager by sea’ and his hair being ‘iron grey’ like this leg-irons. Only moments before it begins to sink in who the stranger we are told of Pip’s lamp: ‘it was a shaded lamp, to shine upon a book, and its circle of light was very contracted; so that he was in it for a mere instant, and then out of it’.


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e. shunning lower class people such as Joe). In comparison with Magwitch’s humble ‘Master’ references to him, Pip has inadvertently played up to the image of a gentleman that Magwitch has shunned and tried to get revenge at – i. e. Compeyson. The passage is the beginning of Chapter 39 and it is only from this chapter onwards that Pip stops misreading events (for example he finds out who is his benefactor), therefore this chapter is primary in terms of plot development. Yet, Dickens pays close attention to detail with frequent hints to the theme throughout the passage in subtle references (looked at previously) that sustain the drama and dark, tense atmosphere, all of which contribute to the sense of expectation.


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