Society And Wealth In Great Expectations

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“It is considered that you must be better educated with your altered position, and you will be alive to the importance and necessity of at once on that advantage”. This quote describes the topic I choose to write about, which is the culture in society and wealth in the novel Great Expectations by the author Charles Dickens. As you may know, Great Expectations is through a young male perspective, a story about his journey from being a poor lad, to being a rich gentlemen. The main character being Pirrip, and his Christian name Philip but goes by the name “Pip”: “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 called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip. “Great Expectations” refers to Pip's expectations in life…show more content…
Pip being an orphan grew up in a poorly home in a low class manner, he had the desire of becoming a gentlemen “I have particular reasons for wanting to be a gentleman” for the reason that he was ashamed of his life in society and the reason of being a gentleman means that it is a man with wealth, high status and dignity. “On all I had seen, and deeply revolving that I was a common labouring boy; that my hands were coarse; that my boots were thick; that I had fallen into despicable habit of calling knaves Jacks; that I was much more ignorant than I had considered myself last night, and generally that I was in a low-lived bad way” Growing up in a low class family had him through tough times as in this quote when Pip was reflecting on what miss Havisham had said about his appearance and made him feel

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