Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Can I get some personification out of Great Expectations? I just need some personification examples with proof with quotes and this is like a priority that my teacher is requiring and I can't find...

Can I get some personification out of Great Expectations?

I just need some personification examples with proof with quotes and this is like a priority that my teacher is requiring and I can't find any.

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There are some excellent examples of personification in chapters 2 and 3. Pip, much against his will, has stolen from both his sister and from his brother-in-law and best friend Joe Gargery. He has taken some bread, some rind of cheese, about half a jar of mincemeat some brandy, a meat bone, and a whole pork pie. He has also stolen a file from Joe's forge. In Chapter 2, as he hurries to meet the convict at the old battery as promised, Pip imagines that inanimate and animate things are watching him and imagines what they are thinking and saying. Inside the house the very floorboards seem to be trying to warn Pip's sister that he is stealing her food and brandy.

As soon as the great black velvet pall outside my little window was shot with gray, I got up and went downstairs; every board upon the way, and every crack in every board, calling after me, “Stop thief!” and “Get up, Mrs. Joe!”

When he gets outside, the dykes and banks seem to be witnesses to his thievery. And occasionally he runs into a cow who materializes out of the mist and stares at him while...

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