How are Pip and Charles Dickens similar? Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Because John Dickens, the father of Charles Dickens, was arrested for debt, he was taken to Marshalsea Debtors' Prison. This incarceration left Charles a virtual orphan who was forced to support himself at age twelve by working in a blacking warehouse where he labeled bottles for six shilling a week. Like Pip who does not wish to be apprenticed to Joe, Charles Dickens resented having to work in this factory. And, like Pip, Dickens was a sensitive boy who aspired to a world outside his reach.
As he grew older, Dickens took a job as a law...
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