View Full Version : Dicken's 'Great Expectation'

05-17-2010, 10:48 PM
Hi, Can anyone give me examples of the 'realist' elements in this novel which can be described as gender-biased or gender-conscious??? I have to reread the book. I'm looking at the character of Ms Havisham or the girl, or even the sister of Pip or even some of the male characters, if Dickens portrayed them in a male or female bias outlook. Please enlighten me. Many thanks.

05-18-2010, 10:32 PM
Heaps really. Havisham uses (Estella- one of my absolute faves but can't remember girls name) as a puppet for her own lost youth and romantic failure. So she, the girl, has been pretty much trained to be a heartbreaker and Pip is the poor victim. 

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