Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Describe the relevance of a 20th or 21st century work of art or literature and detail how it has influenced your thoughts and/or action.      i have only read "the great expectations, a dolls...

Describe the relevance of a 20th or 21st century work of art or literature and detail how it has influenced your thoughts and/or action. 

 

 

i have only read "the great expectations, a dolls house, things fall apart, and twilight. It is for a application to a school and its due tomorrow... i dont know what to say. i wanted to write great expectations and i get how a poor boy grew to a gentle men. But i dont know what i should say. Any tips.

 

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I think the person evaluating your application essay will be mainly concerned about the last part of the question: how the work of literature has influenced your thoughts and/or action. Since the book probably has not had much time to influence your action, you should focus on how Dickens' Great Expectations has influenced your thinking. You don't have to worry much about describing the book itself, since it is a famous classic and your reader will be familiar with it. You could write about how the novel has influenced your opinion of people in general. How it has made you realize that there is a lot of pretense and hypocrisy in human society. How it has influenced your own "expectations" of other people and of what the life may hold in store for you. How it has influenced your ideas about friendship--what is real and what is false. How it has influenced your ideas about success. How it has...

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