What would be an essay analyzing the setting in Great Expectations?
Setting is extremely important to Dickens. The word "Dickensian" for many conjures images of a bustling, crowded London full of factories, men in top hats, child laborers, and soot. Although this is an oversimplification of Dickens's world, the very fact that something so specific comes to mind when people think of Dickens is a testament to the importance of setting in his novels.
Great Expectations takes place in England in the first half of the nineteenth century. The novel was published in 1861, and while the narrator (Pip) is telling the story in what was then the present day (1861), he is writing about his childhood, a couple of...
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