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by Charles Dickens

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Write about the Bildungsroman in Great Expectations and the stages of innocence and snobbery for Pip and Estella.

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Great Expectations is not only a Bildungsroman itself, but offers an exploration of the ideas of development behind the genre. A Bildungsroman is a novel about education, psychological development, and coming of age. In Pip's case, however, his education in how to be a gentleman is in danger of turning him into a shallow snob. He has to undergo further development to undo this damage and allow him to stop being ashamed of Joe and Biddy, who are two of the most genuine and...

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