Great Expectations

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Great Expectations
1 AO2 - Evidence and explanation
1.1 immensely rich and grim lady who lived in a large and dismal house barricaded against robbers, and who led a life of seclusion.
1.2 I wished Joe had been rather more genteelly brought up, and then I should have been so too.
1.3 I took the opportunity of being alone in the court-yard, to look at my coarse hands and my common boots.
1.4 She reserved it for me to restore the desolate house, admit the sunshine into the dark rooms, set the clocks a going and the cold hearths a blazing, tear down the cobwebs, destroy the vermin—in short, do all the shining deeds of the young Knight of romance, and marry the Princess.
1.5 the sense of distance and disparity that came upon me, and the inaccessibility that came about her!
1.6 "you should have some new clothes to come in, and they should not be working clothes.
1.7 But if you think as Money can make compensation to me for the loss of the little child—what come to the forge—and ever the best of friends!—"
1.8 I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible.
1.9 I should be encompassed by all this taint of prison and crime
2 AO4 - Context
2.1 Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, and spent the first nine years of his life living in the coastal regions of Kent, a county in southeast England.
2.2 When he was twelve, his father was arrested and taken to debtors’ prison. Dickens’s mother moved his seven brothers and sisters into prison with their father, but she arranged for the young Charles to live alone outside the prison and work
2.3 Many of the events from Dickens’s early life are mirrored in Great Expectations, which, apart from David Copperfield, is his most autobiographical novel.
2.4 Pip, the novel’s protagonist, lives in the marsh country, works at a job he hates, considers himself too good for his surroundings, and experiences material success in London at a very early age, exactly as Dickens himself did.
2.5 Great Expectations is set in early Victorian England, a time when great social changes were sweeping the nation. The Industrial Revolution of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had transformed the social landscape, enabling capitalists and manufacturers to amass huge fortunes. Although social class was no longer entirely dependent on the circumstances of one’s birth, the divisions between rich and poor remained nearly as wide as ever. L
2.6 Throughout England, the manners of the upper class were very strict and conservative: gentlemen and ladies were expected to have thorough classical educations and to behave appropriately in innumerable social situations.
3 A03 - Comparison and Literary theory
3.1 Marxist Criticism Views society based on the economic and cultural theory of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engles. Assumes that each society is made up of a set of concepts, beliefs, values, and ways of thinking influenced by economic and class structures.
3.2 Psychoanalytic Criticism Views text as an expression of the personality, state of mind, feelings, and desires of its author. Looks for the distinction between conscious and unconscious motives of characters and author.
3.3 Historical Criticism/Post-Colonial Views text as a closely related to the time during which an author wrote. Focused on the social, political, economic, cultural, and/or intellectual climate of the time. Examines how other cultures are viewed in terms of an overpowering Western literature base. · Looks at issues of colonization and imperialism
3.4 Comparisons could be made using themes such as class or women
4 AO1- Knowledge and understanding
4.1 Setting Nineteenth-Century England; London and Kent
4.2 First Person narration
4.3 Coming of Age; Fantasy; Horror or Gothic Fiction; Realism
4.4 Reflective, Remorseful, Nostalgic, Comical,
4.5 Ornate, Grandiose, Verbose, Specific, Detailed, Surprising
4.6 Themes including: Class,dreams, love,friendship,criminality
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