Great Expections

Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. Dickens wrote Great Expectations during the Victorian Era and the Industrial Revolution. Factories were replacing farms as a means of occupation. In the factories the workers lived in horrible conditions. Children were often used in the factories because they required less pay and could manoeuvre around the machinery better. Charles Dickens grew up in a large household and his parents spent money they didn't have. This led to Dickens being pulled out of school and having to work in a bottle factory to support his family at a young age and to his father being placed in debtor's prison, leaving Charles alone in London

In this essay I’m going to write about how Dickens creates sympathy for Pip in Great Expectations. I’m mainly going to concentrate writing about how Dickens used different techniques to make us fell sorry for young Pip. I’ am also going to explore the language which Dickens uses to create sympathy for Pip. Dickens makes pips character a poor orphan who is much unloved. We first feel sorry for Pip when we realise that pip has never met his parents before and he does not ’t even know what they look like “as I never saw any likeness of either of them”
He uses the word “never” to make the reader feel affection for pip. Also his 5 little brothers had all died too “were sacred to the memory of five little brothers of mine”

Pip lives in Britain with his sister, Mrs Joe Gargery and Joe Gargery the blacksmith. Mrs. Joe had brought Pip up "by hand." Charles Dickens used the term "by hand' to say that Pip was punished by physical force from Mrs. Joe this creates sympathy for Pip because his getting beaten by his elder sister and abused, we feel sorry for Pip and hate towards Mrs Joe because we know that Pip is a young boy by saying “My father's family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I...