What's the Story?
Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations to entertain his readers. The novel was featured in a magazine in the 1860s and 2 chapters were released every week, telling the story of Pip in his journey of becoming a gentlemen and his attempt to win over the beautiful Estella. Great Expectations was treated as a drama back then like Gossip Girl or House. Dickens uses characterization in a way that makes all the characters in the book significant in Pip's life and affects him in numerous ways. The genre of the book is constantly shifting throughout the novel from fantasy to realism. The tone of the novel is reflective and bittersweet when the reader compares Pip's journey to become a gentlemen and the struggles in your own life.