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Transcript of Great Expectations:
Discussion Week Two
What happened in chapters 8-13?
Pip a Bildungsroman
: A type of novel concerned with the educational development and maturing of a young protagonist.
After reading AND watching the clip..now answer
By Maggie Bourdon, Nicole Federici, and Julia Insani
Pip is a good example of a protagonist in a bildungsroman because...
He is seeking to educate himself more:
"The Felicitous idea occurred to me a morning or two later when I worke that the best step I could take towards making myself uncommon was to get out of Biddy everything she knew" (76).
What is another example of how he is trying to educate himself?
He is growing more mature:
"Finally, I remember that when I got into my little bedroom, I was truly wretched, and had a strong conviction on me that I should never like Joes trade. I had liked it once, but once was not now" (111).
What is another example of how he is growing more mature?
You will now view a clip from the 1946 film adaptation of Great Expecations, depticting around chapter 8
Be on the look out for key themes such as but not limited to:
Love versus infatuation
Similarities in Pip's relationships with other characters
The sympathy evoked by Dickens
Do you think there is any true sign of love in the book, or is it only infatuation thus far?
Are there any similarities between Pip's relationship with Joe, and the one he forms with Miss Havisham?
How does Dickens make us feel sympathetic for certain characters?
The "Satis" House
The Satis House is the manor in which Miss Havisham resides.
Satis is Latin for the term
What is the significance of the name of Miss Havisham's house?
Why does Pip feel uncomfortable when he goes to this house with Joe?
"Bildungsroman." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2013.
"Chapter 8 of Great Expectations." YouTube. YouTube, 21 Sept. 2011. Web. 12 Sept. 2013.
"Cover Art - Great Expectations." Great Expectations. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Sept. 2013.
Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. Print.
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