Great Expectations Argumentative Essay

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Great Expectations

Many professors, analysts, and common folk believe that Great Expectations
was one of, and possibly the best work of Charles Dickens. Perhaps it was
because of the diverse themes displayed by Dickens, which modulate as the
story progresses. A clear example of the measures taken by the author to
create diversity, is the application of irony. Dickens uses to create suspense
and conflict in plot events relating to Estella, Miss Havisham, the convict, Joe,
and Mrs. Joe. The relationship between Pip and Estella is very complex and
ironic. It keeps the reader entertained with the humor of sophisticated
children. A major irony of situation occurs when Estella kisses Pip after
insulting and degrading him. The reader becomes confused with Estella's
actions and feels sympathy for Pip. The confusion causes conflict, which
keeps the reader on the edge of their seat. On page 104 Estella says, "Come
here! You may kiss me, if you like." This is something unexpected, which
livens up the story. Dickens portrays Miss Havisham in a very unique way.
There is a dramatic irony between Miss Havisham and Pip. It is how she
wanted to watch him become miserable just because he is of the male gender,
and ironically grew to like him. She even paid for part of Pip's expenses for
the partnership. Yet what is more ironic is that Ms. Havisham doesn't praise
herself for the good deed. In the beginning of the novel, Ms. Havisham
displayed a harsh, cold attitude toward Pip. This is displayed in her deceptive
act on page 69, where she says, "Well, you can break his heart?" As the novel
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