Charles Dickens’ Personal Experiences In Great Expectations

Many novels are based on the author’s life. Some of the novel’s were influenced by the author’s life. Often in cases like these, one author may write many novels with a similar theme, plot, setting, or characters. This is true in Great Expectations. Charles Dickens drew on his personal experiences in Great Expectations. The main character in the novel, Pip, portrays a life that is very similar the life of Charles Dickens, his creator.
From reading Great Expectations and information about Dickens’ life, I learned that Pip and Dickens have similarities from their childhood leading all the way up to their adult life. Both appear to be unloved by their mother. Their mothers died when they ...

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independence in both of them. They started to take care of themselves when they were teenagers. That gave them a few good qualities such as being strong and independent.
They have another similarity dealing with women. Pip loves Estella, but she does not love him back. She looks down on him because he is not wealthy and is not very well educated. Dickens does not have much luck with women, either. He loses his first love. It seems that he cannot keep a girlfriend. If he does keep one, the relationship does not last long because the girl hurts him (Sirs).

Dickens and Pip get something I like to call good luck. Dickens becomes a successful writer. He finds his talent and works hard at it. Pip becomes a gentleman and gets some money. He also finds himself and learns many lessons about life. This is like they came into good fortune. Their bad experiences come to an end and they go through changes to improve themselves. These two are very similar, which means Dickens expressed his life ...

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