Interestingly, although you will be asked to write a description, in the real world, no writer ever does. This is because description is not a purpose but a tool to help achieve a purpose. For example, description is a key part of writing that entertains such as story-telling and poems; but it is also an important part of explanatory and persuasive writing. Description is important because it works to stimulate its reader's imagination, causing them to feel engaged enjoyably with what they are reading.
Plot summary[ edit ] On Christmas Eve, around Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings. Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith.
The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file. Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy. During Christmas Dinner that evening, at the moment Pip's theft is about to be discovered, soldiers arrive and ask Joe to repair some shackles.
Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict who is fighting with another escaped convict. The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy. Fraser A year or two later, Miss Havishama wealthy spinster who still wears her old wedding dress and lives as a recluse in the dilapidated Satis Houseasks Mr Pumblechook, a relation of the Gargery's, to find a boy to visit her.
Pip visits Miss Havisham and falls in love with her adopted daughter Estella. Estella remains aloof and hostile to Pip, which Miss Havisham encourages.
Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly, until he is old enough to learn a trade. When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work.
Orlick is suspected of the attack. Mrs Joe becomes kind-hearted after the attack. Pip's former schoolmate Biddy joins the household to help with her care. Brock Four years into Pip's apprenticeship, Mr Jaggers, a lawyer, tells him that he has been provided with money, from an anonymous benefactor, so that he can become a gentleman.
Pip is to leave for London, but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor, he first visits her. Herbert and Pip have previously met at Satis Hall, where Herbert was rejected as a playmate for Estella. Pip meets fellow pupils, Bentley Drummle, a brute of a man from a wealthy noble family, and Startop, who is agreeable.
Jaggers disburses the money Pip needs. Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe. He is disquieted to see Orlick now in service to Miss Havisham. He mentions his misgivings to Jaggers, who promises Orlick's dismissal.
Back in London, Pip and Herbert exchange their romantic secrets: Pip adores Estella and Herbert is engaged to Clara. Pip meets Estella when she is sent to Richmond to be introduced into society.Description is a very useful and important style of writing and one that you need to master as it will crop up in your GCSE exam (often in Paper 1, Section B).
The main ideas in a text are called themes. In A Christmas Carol these include Christmas, redemption and social injustice. Dickens also deals with the themes of . In many genres, we expect the story to be told from a specific Point of View, with a certain character role that is expected to be The alphabetnyc.com writers like to mix it up by choosing someone that does not have the central role in the story and tell the story from their perspective.
This is the Supporting Protagonist: someone who would normally be a secondary character by conventions of. One thought on “A Man May Do an Immense Deal of Good, If He Does Not Care Who Gets the Credit”.
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Dickens sets up Cratchit and Scrooge as opposite figures, Cratchit symbolizing joy despite poverty and hardship and Scrooge symbolizing the grave-like sobriety of greed.
Active Themes. Quiz Round Who was Poet Laureate from to ? John Masefield. Which novelist wrote ‘The Guns of Navarone’, ‘Ice Station Zebra’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare’?
The Project Gutenberg EBook of Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. The Old Curiosity Shop is one of two novels (the other being Barnaby Rudge) which Dickens published along with short stories in his weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock, from to It was so popular that New York readers stormed the wharf when the ship bearing the final installment arrived in The Old Curiosity Shop was printed in book form in Quiz Round Who was Poet Laureate from to ? John Masefield. Which novelist wrote ‘The Guns of Navarone’, ‘Ice Station Zebra’ and ‘Where Eagles Dare’?