I need a conclusion for an essay, "Explain how Charles Dickens conveys setting, character and atmosphere in Great Expectations, referring to the language of the novel to support your ideas."

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As stated above, it is difficult to suggest a conclusion without reading the rest of the essay . However, in addition to restating your thesis, which is a tried and true way to achieve closure in an essay, you could also add an additional thought or twist to leave the...

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As stated above, it is difficult to suggest a conclusion without reading the rest of the essay. However, in addition to restating your thesis, which is a tried and true way to achieve closure in an essay, you could also add an additional thought or twist to leave the reader with something to think about. This strategy is suggested by more than one expert on writing, such as Trimble and Zinsser.

Since you tie setting to character and atmosphere, you might dwell in the conclusion on how Pip's childhood memories of setting tend to produce heightened atmospheres, such as the unrelentingly eerie gloom of the fens in the opening of the novel or the exaggerated sense of being in a scary fairy tale when he first meets Miss Havisham in her time-frozen room. You might summarize how the adult Pip alternates his more reasoned and reflective views with the raw impressions of the young child and mention that this adds depth to the novel.

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Writing the conclusion is the hardest part of the paper. No one here at enotes is going to write your conclusion for you, but we are happy to give you some things to think about.

First, we don't know what the rest of your essay looks like, but based on the prompt, my assumption would be that you used setting in one paragraph, character in another, and atmosphere (or mood) in yet another.

I would start by restating my thesis. Then I would write one sentence that tells what I learned about the setting, then one that I learned about character, then one about atmosphere. Conclude the paragraph with a final sentence about how all three of these literary devices work together to create a masterpiece that teaches the reader something.

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