Thursday, 24 December 2015

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

'Since your change of fortune,' she said, 'you have changed your companies.'

I find critical scenes in Charles Dickens' books, and really like classics. Ever since I was small, I have been interested in the lives of orphans and abandoned. The pain is something only they know.

However, Dickens makes it dashes by writing the book in such a way that being swallowed into the book is simply inevitable. When I read Oliver Twist, I anticipated to read more of his works, but subsequently realized that not all are of the same; in this book, the magic is lost.

Pip is an orphan who is taken care by his sister. One day, something implausible happens: he meets an apparent family near the grave of his dead family. Then he is asked to play in the house of an old lady, with a young girl named Estella. Subsequently, he is provided with many opportunities and prospers, but adversity has its effects on him.

But I guess this isn't my bus of tea. I'm nonchalant towards stories where the character is ten when the story begins, and suddenly transforms into an adult. Perhaps a plausible plot would be better. And on personal prejudgement, is it mandatory to write in first person narrative?

Reading it is certainly not recommended by me.

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