Why do you think Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is a good book??
One principal reason why Great Expectations is such a good book is that it contains such memorable characters. It is hard to think of any other author except Shakespeare who could create so many characters who are so vivid, so different and so lifelike that we can hardly help thinking of them as real human beings. Dickens had a genius for creating believable and "human" characters. Even the minor characters like Mr. Pumblechook and Trabb's boy seem like unique human beings. In Great Expectations the memorable characters are Pip, Joe Gargery, Pip's termagant sister, Mr. Jaggers, Miss Havisham, Abel Magwitch, and Estella. Perhaps there are a few others as well. Mr. Jaggers is truly remarkable as a creation. We feel we can see him and hear him. For example, when Pip finds out that Magwitch is his real benefactor and goes to Jaggers' office to verify what he has been told:
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