How does Dicken depicts the contemporary society in Great Expectation.

Charles Dickens is a very popular novelist of the victorian period. He is a great novelist to the intelligent who wants to know everything of the society of his time. He has exposed evils in the society of his time.we see here a society riddled by cruelty,greed and injustice. Continue reading

Social Picture of Victorian Society in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

Q. Discuss about the social picture of Victorian society in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.

Great Expectations exposes about Dickens’s dark attitudes toward Victorian society. In this novel he has discussed about Victorian society’s natural class structure, fault of judicial system, distinction between rural and urban England and immorality of high class.

Rural picture of England: In this novel, the picture of rural England is given through the family of Mr. Joe. In the first chapter we find, Joe’s family, consisting of Joe who is a blacksmith, his wife, and the latter’s little brother Pip, lives in the marsh country, down by the river, within twenty miles of the sea. Continue reading

Use of Irony in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectation

Great Expectations is possibly considered as the best work of Charles Dickens because of the diverse themes displayed which modulate as the story progresses. In this novel Dickens has used many different ironies in great Expectations to create uncertainty and conflict between Pip and the others gave the novel flavor.

Dickens has used Irony at two levels.  First, he uses it as a tool for the moral and spiritual education of the characters, and secondly, he uses it to provide amazements for the reader.  Continue reading