great expectations


Čarls Dikens
“I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.”The classic novel was one of its author’s greatest critical and popular successes. It chronicles the coming of age of the orphan Pip while also addressing such issues as social class and human worth.Great Expectations works on a number of levels: as a critique of Victorian society and as an exploration of memory and writing. However, it is perhaps more importantly a search for true identity. During the course of the novel, Pip comes to realize that his “great expectations” – social standing and wealth – are less important than loyalty and compassion. Great Expectations was also noted for its blend of humour, mystery, and tragedy.