A Paper, on "Great Expectations
" by Charles Dickens
There should be an intro paragraph, 2-3 body paragraphs and conclusion paragraph.
1-2 quotes per body paragraph.
Approximate 2 pages.
Choose from the seven topics
Discuss the development of one of the novel's themes (money, redemption, gentility, self-discovery, justice, or expectations
). To do this you will want to consider HOW the theme is developed as well as What the theme is.
*Appearance vs. Reality:
Discuss how Pip is influenced by appearances (what the novel calls "looks") but is not influenced by reality (what Jaggers calls "evidence"), and what the effect of this influence is on him.
Analyze the development and the effectiveness of one of the novel's motifs, such as hands, meals, fairy tales, or romanticism. This will require an explanation of the motif's meaning in addition to a discussion of its value.
Analyze how settings establish the tone of the novel. Include here what the overall tone of the novel is and be very specific as to how the novel's settings (rivers, countryside, and inner city) contribute to it.
Analyze the process of or the catalyst for the development of both Pip's conscience and his consciousness. differentiate between the two terms and provide evidence of the process, not simply the event.
The novel's climax occurs on a river. Analyze the river as a symbol, discussing the appropriateness of the river for this critical event and the meaning of the river for the novel's thematic development.
Choose 2 characters whose Juxtaposition contributes to the development of a theme in the novel. For example, consider one of these pairs: Herbert and Drummle, Miss Havisham and Magwitch, Pip and Estella, or Magwitch and Joe. Discuss the two characters in terms of their motivation, their sympathies or their fears. Explain the significance of seeing them together.
* topic's, there are 7 to pick from, it MUST be one of the 7 topics,
but, ONLY PICK ONE TOPIC to write on.
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