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Charles Dickens Posits that Morals are Far More Important than Gentility through Great Expectations in the Victorian Era

Dickens uses Pip’s journey as a gentleman to show how morals are far more important than gentility. He uses Matthew Pocket’s quote to set a standard for what a genuine gentleman is to be like (Chapter 22, Page 120) – “No man was not a true gentleman at heart, ever was since the world began, a true gentleman in manner.” → This quote implies that no man can ever be a real gentleman without mannerisms, which indicates the inner being of a person instead of just the outer looks. 2,581 more words

English Literature Analysis

"So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip."

This review contains spoilers for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

When I was young, I used to pretend that I liked Charles Dickens. I don’t know why, but I guess I thought it made me seem more erudite.

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I grew up with a lot of one-liners. It’s kind of my dad’s thing. A favorite one of mine? “Frankes don’t fall down.”

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Expect nothing.

From anyone. Ever.

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