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characters Great Expectations ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB à ‘I have been bent and broken but I hope into a better shape’Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder His efforts to become a London ‘I have been bent and broken but I hope into a better shape’Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the so. ”I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress and like the flowers and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman and that the figure upon which it now hung loose had shrunk to skin and bone” How do you do Miss Havisham She makes many lists of the twenty greatest characters from Dicken’s novelsI hadn’t ever met Miss Havisham officially although I knew of her I have heard of her circumstances discussed her in English Literature classes and even referenced her in a paper She is a tragic figure tinged with true insanity; and yet someone in complete control of her faculties when it comes to talking about HER money She was jilted at the altar and like a figure from mythology she is suspended in time She wears her tattered wedding dress every day and sits among the decaying ruins of her wedding feast We meet our hero Pip when in an act of charity born of fear than goodwill he provides assistance to a self liberated convict named Abel Magwitch It was a rather imprudent thing to do similar to one of us picking up a hitchhiker in an orange jumpsuit just after passing a sign that says Hitchhikers in this area may be escaped inmates Little does he know but this act of kindness will have a long term impact on his life Pip and the ConvictPip is being raised by his sister an unhappy woman who expresses her misery with harsh words and vigorous smacks ”Tickler was a wax ended piece of cane worn smooth by collision with my tickled frame” She also browbeats her burly blacksmith husband Joe into submission Mr Pumblechook Joe’s Uncle is always praising the sister for doing her proper duty by Pip Boy be forever grateful to all friends but especially unto them which brought you up by hand” In other words she didn’t spare the rod or the child Mr Pumblechook is one of those annoying people who is always trying to gain credit for anyone’s good fortune He intimates that he was the puppet master pulling the strings that allowed that good fortune to find a proper home Later when Pip finds himself elevated to gentleman’s status Pumblechook is uick to try and garner credit for brokering the deal Things become interesting for Pip when is asked to be a play companion of Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter Estella The girl is being trained to be the architect of Miss Havisham’s revengeon all men She is the brutal combination of spoiled beautiful and heartless She wants Pip to fall in love with her to provide a training ground for exactly how to keep a man in love with her and at the same time treat him with the proper amount of disdain As Pip becomes ensnared in Estella’s beauty Miss Havisham is spurring him on Love her love her love her If she favors you love her If she wounds you love her If she tears your heart to pieces— and as it gets older and stronger it will tear deeper— love her love her love her Never had I seen such passionate Estella the weapon of man’s destruction walking with PipPip is fully aware of the dangers of falling in love with Estella but it is almost impossible to control the heart when it begins to beat faster ”Her contempt for me was so strong that it became infectious and I caught it” His hopes almost completely dashed that he will ever have a legitimate opportunity to woo Estella properly are buoyed by the knowledge of a benefactor willing to finance his rise to gentleman status No chance suddenly becomes a slim chance Pip is not to know where these great expectations are coming from but he assumes it is Miss Havisham as part of her demented plans for exacting revenge by using Estella to break his heart He is willing to be the patsy for her plans because some part of him believes he can turn the tide of Estella’s heart if he can find one beating in her chest You must know said Estella condescending to me as a brilliant and beautiful woman might that I have no heart— if that has anything to do with my memoryThe book is of course filled with Dickensonian descriptions of the bleaker side of Victorian society ”We entered this haven through a wicket gate and were disgorged by an introductory passage into a melancholy little suare that looked to me like a flat burying ground I thought it had the most dismal trees in it and the most dismal sparrows and the most dismal cats and the most dismal houses in number half a dozen or so that I had ever seen”As I was reading the book it felt like the plot suddenly sped up from a leisurely world building pace that permeates most Dickens novels to the final laps of an Indy 500 race I was not surprised to discover that Dickens had intended this novel to be twice as long but due to contractual obligations with the serialization of the novel Dickens found himself in a uandary He had a much larger story percolating in his head but simply out of room to print it Nothing drives a reader crazier than knowing that this larger concept was realized but never committed to paper The rest of Great Expectations exists only in the lost dreams of DickensPip is a willing victim; and therefore not a victim because he fully realized that Miss Havisham was barking mad and that Estella had been brainwashed into being a sword of vengeance He was willing to risk having his heart wrenched from his body and dashed into the sea for a chance that Estella would recognize that happiness could be obtained if she would only forsake her training Pip like most young men of means spent than his stipend allowed and as debts mount he is and anxious to learn of his benefactor’s intentions It will not be what he expects and provides a nice twist to the novel There are blackguards adventures near death experiences swindlers agitations both real and imagined and descriptions that make the reader savor the immersion in the black soot and blacker hearts of Victorian society Better late than never but I now have than a nodding acuaintance with Miss Havisham Pip and the supporting cast They will continue to live in my imagination for the rest of my lifeIf you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Rted Estella but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learnAlso in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Hard Times Oliver Twist. 876 From 1001 Books Great Expectations Charles DickensThe novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861 In October 1861 Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes On Christmas Eve around 1812 Pip an orphan who is about seven years old encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery a blacksmith The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file a pie and brandy During Christmas Dinner that evening at the moment Pip's theft is about to be discovered soldiers arrive and ask Joe to repair some shackles Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict who is fighting with another escaped convict The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy A year or two later Miss Havisham a wealthy spinster who still wears her old wedding dress and lives as a recluse in the dilapidated Satis House asks Mr Pumblechook a relation of the Gargery's to find a boy to visit her Pip visits Miss Havisham and falls in love with her adopted daughter Estella Estella remains aloof and hostile to Pip which Miss Havisham encourages Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly until he is old enough to learn a tradeJoe accompanies Pip for the last visit when she gives the money for Pip to be bound as apprentice blacksmith Joe's surly assistant Dolge Orlick is envious of Pip and dislikes Mrs Joe When Pip and Joe are away from the house Mrs Joe is brutally attacked leaving her unable to speak or do her work Orlick is suspected of the attack Mrs Joe becomes kind hearted after the attack Pip's former schoolmate Biddy joins the household to help with her careFour years into Pip's apprenticeship Mr Jaggers a lawyer tells him that he has been provided with money from an anonymous benefactor so that he can become a gentleman Pip is to leave for London but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor he first visits herPip sets up house in London at Barnard's Inn with Herbert Pocket the son of his tutor Matthew Pocket who is a cousin of Miss Havisham Herbert and Pip have previously met at Satis Hall where Herbert was rejected as a playmate for Estella He tells Pip how Miss Havisham was defrauded and deserted by her fiancé Pip meets fellow pupils Bentley Drummle a brute of a man from a wealthy noble family and Startop who is agreeable Jaggers disburses the money Pip needs عنوان آرزوهای بزرگ؛ نویسنده چارلز دیکنز؛ علمی و فرهنگی، دوستان، افق ادبیات؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش سال 1975میلادیبا ترجمه ابراهیم یونسی، تهران، سال انتشار 1351، با ویرایش، چاپ هفتم، با شابک 9789646207486؛ سال 1391، انتشارات دوستان ترجمه محسن سلیمانی انتشارات افق 1387؛ این نسخه، متن چکیده و کوتاه شدهآرزوهای بزرگ را می‌توان به نوعی زندگی‌نامه خودنگاشت «دیکنز» نیز دانست، که همچون آثار دیگرش، تجربیات تلخ و شیرین وی از زندگی و مردمان را، نمایان میسازد؛ داستان «آرزوهای بزرگ»، وضعیت سیاسی اجتماعی دوران خود ایشانست، و نویسنده حقایق اجتماعی را با بیانی لطیف به تصویر کشیده استچکیده داستان «پیپ» هفت ساله، زندگی محقر و فروتنانه‌ ای را در کلبه‌ ای روستایی، با خواهری بدخلق و سختگیر، و شوهر خواهرش «جو گارگِری»، آهنگری پرتوان اما مهربان، و نرم‌خو، می‌گذراند؛ او که روزی برای سر زدن به قبر مادر و پدرش، به گورستان می‌رود، بطور اتفاقی با یک زندانی فراری محکوم به اعمال شاقه، به نام «آبل مگویچ»، روبرو می‌شود؛ آن زندانی، داستانی ترسناک، برای کودک سر هم می‌کند، تا او نانی برای رفع گرسنگی، و سوهانی برای رهایی خویش، از غل و زنجیری که به دست و پایش بسته‌ است، برایش بیاورد؛ «پیپ» هم از روی ناچاری و هم از دل‌رحمی، او را یاری می‌کندزمانی از آن ماجرا می‌گذرد، و «پیپ» کوچک، توسط زنی میانسال و ثروتمند، موسوم به «میس هاویشام یکی از استادانه‌ ترین شخصیت‌های خلق‌ شده توسط دیکنز» اجیر می‌شود، تا گهگاه برای همنشینی، و سرگرم‌ نمودنش، پیش او برود؛ «هاویشام» که در گذشته‌ ای دور، و به هنگام عروسی، معشوقش او را بیرحمانه ترک گفته، از آن زمان، به زنی دلسرد، و انتقام‌جو، بدل گشته‌ است؛ او «اِستِلا»، دخترکی زیبا، اما گستاخ و مغرور را، به فرزندی پذیرفته است، تا به او بیاموزد، که چگونه مردان را به بازی گرفته، و بدانسان انتقام خویش را، توسط او، از مردان بستاند؛ «پیپ» کوچک در آن خانه، به «استلا» دل می‌بندد، و تحت تأثیر توهین‌ها، و آزارهای دخترک، نخستین آرزوهایش، مبنی بر ترک زندگی محقر، و روستایی، و زیستن چون نجیب‌ زادگان، در او نقش می‌بندد؛ «پیپ»، سال‌ها نزد «جو گارگِری» شاگردی می‌کند، تا به عنوان یک آهنگر، امرار معاش نماید، اما رویدادی دیگر زندگی او را دگرگون می‌کند؛حقوقدانی در «لندن»، به نام «جَگرز»، به او اطلاع می‌دهد، که یک ولینعمت ناشناس، هزینه ی تعلیم و تربیت او را، برای رفتن به «لندن»، و آموختن فرهنگ افراد متشخص، پذیرفته، و پس از آن، ثروت کلانی به او خواهد رسید؛ به این ترتیب، قهرمان نخست داستان، روستا و شوهر خواهر دوست‌ داشتنی خود را، ترک می‌کند، تا به آرزوهای بزرگ خویش، که یافتن تشخص، و لیاقت، برای دستیابی به «استلا» است، برسداو در دوره ی زندگی در «لندن»، بسیاری از آداب و رسوم زندگی شهری، همچون طرز رفتار، لباس پوشیدن، و مشارکت در انجمن اشخاص فرهیخته، و با فرهنگ را، می‌آموزد، و «استلای» محبوبش نیز، که اکنون مردان بسیاری خواهان او هستند، با تجاربی مشابه، دست و پنجه نرم می‌کند؛ «پیپ» این‌بار به «استلا» اظهار عشق می‌کند، ولی «استلا» به او می‌گوید، که لیاقت عشق «پیپ» را ندارد، و به «بنتلی درامل»، مردی پست‌ فطرت، دل‌بسته‌ است؛ «پیپ» که همیشه خانم «هاویشام» را، ولینعمت مرموز خود می‌پنداشته، در پایان، به این موضوع پی می‌برد، که ولینعمتش «مگویچ»، همان زندانی فراری ست، که در کودکی یاریش داده بود؛او همچنین درمی‌یابد، که «مگویچ» پدر «استلا» است؛ اما زمانی این راز برملا می‌شود، که «مگویچ» طی یک درگیری دستگیر، و زخمی شده، و در بستر مرگ افتاده، و تمام اموالش توسط دولت ضبط شده‌ است؛ از طرفی «استلا» نیز، با «درامل» ازدواج کرده، و بدرفتاریهای بسیاری، از او دیده‌ است؛ «پیپ» که به هیچ‌یک از آرزوهای خود نرسیده، به کلبه ی محقر روستایی خود، پیش «جو» بازمی‌گردد؛ هرچند «دیکنز» تصمیم داشت، تا «پیپ» را در رسیدن به «استلا» عاقبت ناکام بگذارد، و داستان را به صورتی غم‌ انگیز به پایان برساند، اما به توصیه ی دیگران، پایان آنرا با درس گرفتن «استلا»، از شکستهای زندگی، و بازگشتش به نزد «پیپ»، تغییر می‌دهد، تا به مذاق خوانشگران آن زمان خوش بیایدتاریخ بهنگام رسانی 21071399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

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Great ExpectationsCial ladder His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy hea. Great Expectations by Charles DickensAn orphan protagonist named Pip tells us about fortune and misfortune from his childhood The protagonist from his point of view presents some unforgettable characters' display And the story is uite gripping with the theme like ambition guilt and redemption uncertainty and deceit However it was not an easy read for me It is a kind of wordy book and relatively hard to grasp the story as other Dicken's books are Still the concept of the story is influential and pleasant Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be I have been bent and broken but I hope into a better shape Pleasant story