Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Written by Gracie Cooper. Posted in Books

A complex novel, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens follows the physical, but especially the spiritual maturity of young Pip, a poor orphan who suddenly comes into possession of a considerable fortune but without knowing who his benefactor is. From a disciple in the blacksmith of his uncle, Joe becomes a London gentleman, being convinced that his evolution is due to Miss Havisham, the victim of a scam from which she suffered a great disappointment in love, pain that would mark her entire life.

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Through Miss Havisham he meets his great love, Estella, but the latter, raised and educated in the spirit of hatred against men does not share the passion. Pip discovers later that the money do not come from Miss Havisham, his benefactor being the convict whom he met one night, when he was a child, in the cemetery of the native town, and whom he gave, by fear, some food. I will not go into more detail in order not to diminish your curiosity; the story continues in a manner unexpected, spectacular. Beyond the epic line of the novel, Charles Dickens captures the ingenuity with which he depicts the characters.

This book is fabulous and we all hide under the apparent imagination of the author’s work; from the hostile environment of this world to the depths of our consciousness, we recognize here, in Great Expectations.