How does Dickens present the characters in 'Great Expectations'?
In the literature exam, you may be asked to write about how a particular character is presented by Dickens in 'Great Expectations.' To achieve a higher mark, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to analyse the character.
To do this, you need to:
Comment on some of the choices of language and structure used by Dickens to present the character
Comment on how the presentation of the character is used to reflect the context in which Dickens was writing
In this activity, we will practise analysing Dickens's presentation of the characters in 'Great Expectations'.
You should always refer to your own text when working through these examples. These quotations are for reference only.