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Analysis Of Great Expectations

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“A loving heart is the truest wisdom” says Charles Dickens. Having a heart that is able to love portrays the most wisdom and is relevant to modern day and Great Expectations. In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, the readers are introduced to a boy named Pip that goes to London because a benefactor funds his journey to become a gentleman. Pip later finds out this benefactor is a convict who he met several years before. Pip is in love with a girl named Estella who he met as a young boy at Miss Havisham’s, Estella’s mother, house. Pip has confessed his love to Estella multiple times but she continues to say that she does not love him back. Pip thinks of her in everything he does but eventually admits that he no longer loves her. Dickens wrote an original ending to the book but was coerced to change it by his publisher. The endings are different and give very different endings and feelings of the book to the reader. The published ending better fits the novel because Pip and Estella mend their relationship which is a realistic ending, it is more satisfying, and it shows how Pip has fulfilled the bildungsroman genre of the book because he no longer loves Estella. In the published ending of Great Expectations, Pip and Estella mend their relationship because Estella indirectly apologizes to Pip and asks for forgiveness. Pip and Estella run into each other where the Satis House used to be. Estella says to Pip, “But you said to me, ‘God bless you, God forgive you!’ And if you
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