"Great expectation" by Charles Dickens

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theme of my course work sounds as following: Great expectation by Charles Dickens. This course work can be characterized by the following:actuality of this work caused by several important points. We seem to say that Charles Dickens novels are one of the main trends in development of English literature in the 19th century, especially in Queen Victorian period of ruling the country, that works were written in its turn at high degree and concluded the development of country, culture, about life of poor and reach people in Victorian age and one of the influenced writer or best know writer of Critical Realism period in English literature who was Charles Dickens. So the significance of our work can be proved by the following reasons:give information about Charles Dickens life.be acquantance with the works of Charles Dickens.study, analyze, and sum up all the possible changes happened in the life of plots in Great Expectation novel.mention all the major of themes and opinions concerning in the novel.practical significance of the work can be concluded in the following items:) The work could serve as a good source of learning Dickens novel Great Expectation by young teachers and students at schools and colleges.) The students and teachers could find a lot of interesting information for themselves about the novel.said about the scholars studied the material before we can mention that my course work was based upon the investigations made by a number of well known English, Russian and Uzbek scholars as Ackroyd, Peter, Butt, John E. and Kathleen Tillotson, Chesterton G.K., Катарский Игорь Максимилианович, Скуратовская Л., А.А. Аникст и В.В. Ивашев, N. Buranov, and some others.general structure of my course work looks as follows:work is composed onto three major parts: introduction, main part and conclusion. Each part has its subdivision onto the specific thematically items. There are two points in the introductory part: the first item tells about the purpose of my course work and the practical value while other gives us about scholar who made research in Charles Dickens works and the general structure of my course work. The main part bears the five points in itself. The first point explains shortly Dickens life and personal life. The second item gives briefer description of Dickens books and place in literature. In the third point we study Symbolism in Great Expectation. In the fourth paragraph of the my course work we deal with one of the most fascinating themes "infatuation and how it compares to and relates to love". The last paragraph of the main part analyzes the main plot of this story Pips Portrait in Great Expectation. conclusion of the course work sums up the reasons why I have chosen the Great Expectation by Charles Dickens not other writers or not other Dickens works.

Charles Dickens Life

Dickens (1812-1870)was a great English novelist and one of the most popular writers of all time. His best-know books include A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Great Epectations, Oliver Twist, The Pick-wick Papers, and a Tale of Two Cities. Dickens created some of the most famous characters in English literature. He also created scenecs and descriptions of places that have long delighted readers. Dickens was a keen observer of life and had a great understanding of humanity, especially of young people. He sympathized with the poor and helpless, and mocked and criticized the selfish, the greedily and the cruel.was also a wonderfully inventive comic artist. The warmth and humor of his personality appear in all his works. Perhaps in no other large body of fiction does the reader receive so strong and agreeable an impressions of the person behind the story. LifeJohn Huffam Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England, on Feb 7, 1812. He moved with his family to London when he was about two years old. Many of the events and people in Dickens books are based on events and people in his life. Dickenss father, John Dickens, was a poor and easygoing clerk who worked for the navy. John served in some respects as the model for Wilkins Micawber in David Copperfield. He spent time in prison for debt, an event that Charles re-created in Little Dorrit. Even when John was free, he lacked the money to support his family adequately. At the age of 12, Charles worked in a London factory pasting labels on bottles of shoe polish. He held the job only a few months, but the miser or that experience remained with him all his life.attended school off an on until he was 15, and then left for good. He enjoyed riding and was especially fond of adventure stories, fairy tales, and novels. He was influenced by such earlier English writers asn William Shakespeare, Tobias Smollet and Henry Fielding. However, most of the knowledge he later used as an author came from his observation of life around him.became a newspaper reporter in the late 1820s. He specialized in covering debates in Parliament and also wrote feature articles. His work as a reporter sharpened his naturally keen ear for conversation and helped develop his skill in protracting his characters speech realistically. It also increased has ability to observe and to write swiftly and clearly. Dickenss first book, Sketches by Boz(1836), consisted of articles he wrote for the Monthly Magazine and the London Evening Chronicle. These descriptions, fictional portraits, and short stories surveyed manners and conditions of the time.life.unhappiness marred Dickens public success. In 1836, he married Catherine Hogarth. Catherine had a sister Mary, who died in 1837. Dickens greif at Marys death has led some scholars to believe that he loved Mary more than his wife. Catherine was a good woman but lacked great intelligence. She and Dickens had 10 children. The couple separated in 1858.had remarkable mental and physical energy. He recorded his activities in thousands of letters, many of which make delightful reading. He spent much of his crowded social life with friends from the worlds of art and literature. Dickens enjoyed drama and went to the theater as often as he could. When he was rich and famous, he made a hobby of producing and acting in amateur theatrical productions. He had great success giving public readings of his works. Dickens gift for Creating dramatic scenes in his novels can be traced to his love for the theater., writing, editing, and touring as a dramatic reader, Dickens busied himself with various charities. These charities included schools for poor children and a loan society to enable the poor to move to Australia. Dickens often walked for hours to work off his remaining energy. He came to know the streets and alleys of London better, perhaps, than any other person of his time. health began to decline about 1865 and he died of a stroke on June 9, 1870.

Charles Dickens career.success.won his first literary fame with The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Published in monthly parts in 1836 and 1837, the book describes the humorous adventures and misadventures of a group of slightly eccentric characters in London and the English country side. After a slow start, The Pickwick Papers- as the book is usually called-gained a popularity seldom matched in the history of literature. At 24, Dickens suddenly found himself famous. He remained so until his death.founded and edited two highly successful weekly magazines. He edited Household Words from 1850 to 1859 to his death. As a public figure, Dickens was constantly in the news, and was recognized and honored wherever he went. He was famous in America as well as in Britain, and he toured the United States in 1842 and in 1867 and 1868. book.wrote 20 novels (including 5 short Christmas books), and many sketches, travel books, and other non-fiction works. Not all of his books were best sellers, but the most popular one broke all sales records for the time. Most his novels were published in sections.first phase.the success of The Pickwick Papers, Dickens turned to more serious themes and plots. However, he always introduced enough humor to keep his books entertaining.

Oliver Twist (1837-1839), describes the adventures of poor orphan boy. The book was noted for its sensational presentation to Londons criminal world and for its attack on Englands mistreatment of the poor.

In Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), Dickens criticized greedy proprietors of private schools, who treated students brutally and taught them nothing.

The old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841) is less respected today than when it was first published, largely because the death scene of Little Nel seems sentimental to modern tastes.

Barnaby Rudge(1841) is a historical novel that deals with a series of riots in London in 1780. Martin Chuszzlwit (1843-1844) is one of two books that Dickens based on his first trip to America. The other is the travel book American Notes (1842). Dickens intended Martin Chuzzlewit to be a study of many forms of selfishness. But it is best known for its unflattering picture of the crudeness of American manners and for its comic characters. Two of its finest creations are the hypocrite Pecksniff and the chattering, alcoholic midwife Sairey Gamp. Dickens wrote his five Christmas books during the 1840s. The first, A Christmas Carol 1843, is one of the most famous stories ever written. In the book, three ghosts show the old miser Ebenezer Scrooge his past, present and future. Realizing that he has been living a life of greed, Scrooge changes into a warm and unselfish person. The other Christmas books are The Chimes 1844, The Cricket on the Hearth 1845, The Battle of life 1846 and The Haunted Man 1848.second phase.the 1840s, Dicknes view of Victiorian society, and perhaps of the world, grew darker. His humor became more bitter, often taking the form of biting satire. His characters and plots seemed to emphasi