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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Ernesto Huizar

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Transcript of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

* The books plot is a flashback
* Pip is first at a graveyard where he is at the tombstone of his parents and meets a convict where he threatens pip to bring his needs to him
* Pip steals food to bring to the convict and later soldiers find the convicts that escaped
*Later in the story Mr.Pumplechook takes Pip to Miss.Havishams house where he plays there with Estella and was treated bad by Estella
*Over the next eight to ten months, Pip continues to visit Miss.Havisham and gives Joe 25 guineas so that Pip can be bound in apprenticeship to
him, tells Pip to expect no more money, and says goodbye, ending their visits
Exposition Reminder
*Climax- Highest point of action or the most intense point
* The most intense point of Great expectations is when When Pip, Magwitch and Herbert attempt to escape England but Compeyson catches them and turns them in.
*" He was taken to the Police Court next day, and would have been immediately committed for trial, but that it was
necessary to send down for an old officer of the prison ship he had once escaped, to speak to his identity." (pg 799)
* Inciting incident is the incident that introduces the novel's main conflict
*Later, when Pip is a young apprentice at Joe's blacksmith shop, a lawyer, Mr. Jaggers, approaches him and tells him he is to receive a large sum of money from an anonymous benefactor and must immediately leave for London, where he is to become a gentleman. man vs society "That person is the person from whom you
derive your expectations, and the secret is solely held by
that person and by me. Again, not a very difficult condition with which to encumber such a rise in fortune;....." (pg 247)

The Inciting Incident
*Rising Action- a related series of incidents in a literary plot that build toward the point of greatest interest.
* The incident that introduces the main conflict is when He confronts Miss Havisham with Estella's history. In a fit of depression and remorse, Miss Havisham accidentally sets her dress on fire. Pip saves her, but she eventually dies from her injuries, lamenting her manipulation of Estella and Pip. " In the moment when I was withdrawing my head to go quietly away, I saw a great flaming light spring up. In the same moment, I saw her running at me, shrieking, with a whirl of fire blazing all about her, and soaring at least as many feet above her head as she was high."( pg 715)
* Pip must decide if he really is in love with Estella and has conflicts with love through the whole story. Internal conflict Man vs Self
* An incident in the literary plot was Orlick’s attempt to murder Pip. "Just as Orlick
lifts his stone hammer to kill Pip, Pip shouts and is rescued by Herbert, Startop, and Trabb’s boy" Man vs Man conflict
Rising Action
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Rising Action Prezi
Ernesto Huizar
Ms. Kineman
Honors 10 English-7p
13 March 2014

Key Characters
*Pip- Protagonist,dynamic, round character and is the narrator of the story
*Estella- dynamic, round
*Joe- static, flat character; Pip's brother in law; blacksmith; uneducated and unrefined; acts as a father figure for Pip; Pip treats him coldly
*Mrs. Joe - static, flat character; very abusive; Pip's sister and Joe's wife; stern and overbearing
* Miss Havisham - dynamic, round character
*Mr. Pumblechook- static,flat character; Pip's pompous, arrogant uncle; merchant obsessed with money; sets Pip up with Miss. Havisham
*Biddy-static, flat character; represents the opposite of Estella; moved into Pip's house; helps Pip with school work
Characters continued
*Magwitch- static, flat character Pip's benefactor; Estella's father
*Orlick flat character;day laborer in Joe's forge; attacks Mrs. Joe; tries to kill Pip
*Mr. Jaggers-flat character; foreboding lawyer hired by Magwitch; criminal lawyer; does a lot of dirty work; constantly washes his hands;
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