Cuando la rica Miss Havisham requiere a Pip como acompañante de ella y de su bella hija, el joven se dará cuenta de las penurias de su clase social y deseará cada vez con más fuerza subir posiciones en el escalafón social.
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My students (and some of my friends) can’t ever figure out why I love this novel so much. I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock-full of complexity, but they just shake their heads at me in utter amazement and say, “What’s wrong with you, dude?”
What’s wrong, indeed.
I give them ten or fifteen years. Perhaps they’ll have to read it again in college, or maybe they’ll just try reading
it was amazing
“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”
I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old. It was the first of Dickens’ works that I’d read on my own volition, the only other being Oliver Twist, which we’d studied parts of in school. You know, I missed out on a lot when I was thirteen; by this, I mean that I didn’t always understand the deeper meaning lying beneath the surface of my favo
it was amazing
“Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.”
That is such a quote. If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of false perceptions then it’s Great Expectations . Pip is such a fool; he constantly misjudges those around him, and he constantly misjudges his own worth. This has lead him down a road of misery because the person who he