Great expectations social mobility on mr joe

Class mobility, clearly affects Pip and other characters in the way the act and how they perceive others. They also were considered by most societies to be property of their parents.

Great expectations context

This depicts how upbringing can bring a person up the social sphere from where they were born into, to become accepted as a member of the upper classes. Wemmick to a rich, beautiful young girl Estella. Although Britain, as a whole, was becoming exceedingly richer, the Industrial Revolution that was taking place also spawned great poverty It is also made clear that Drummle lacks intelligence and what money he does have is gotten through inheritance rather than hard work. Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations and reaches out to such people, speaking to them with a deep plot but also lighthearted novel. Great Expectations is still read today and used to learn great lessons from its theme. Within the novel Great Expectations, there is a strong contrast between the rich and the poor. Social class determined the manner in which a person was treated and their access to education. Class mobility, clearly affects Pip and other characters in the way the act and how they perceive others. Bentley Drummle is a rich young gentleman. Pip understands this fact as a child, when he learns to read at Mr. All in all, Dickens challenges the notion of social mobility to a great extent in saying that it is highly possible for people to move between social classes, but are sometimes limited by their upbringing or for being a woman. The reign of Queen Victoria had brought about many exciting propositions, with industry leading the way at the forefront. Then one day when he is older and is working as a blacksmith, he finds out that someone has invested in him so he can become a gentleman. Dickens also makes Pip go into dept because, it was a way to show Pip falling back into his old life and a way to show that even though you have the respect and money unless you know how to use it you cant be a gentleman.

Charles Dickensauthor of Great Expectations, provides a perfect example of the hope of class mobility. He is extremely hard on himself when he acts immorally and feels powerful guilt that spurs him to act better in the future.

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Throughout his mission to propel himself up the social classes, Pip meets a slew of individuals who both aid and hamper his journey of self improvement. Including advances in technology, and enriched education.

great expectations analysis

At heart, Pip is an idealist; whenever he can conceive of something that is better than what he already has, he immediately desires to obtain the improvement. Wemmick to a rich, beautiful young girl Estella.

As the Industrial Revolution advanced, the working class became very isolated from the leisure class and often had low paying jobs such as a blacksmith, tradesman, and farmer.

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In Victorian times if someone where to read this novel, considering it would mainly be high class people who would have read the book, they would have reacted in a negative way, due to the fact that this would have been pointing out the flaws in there way of living and in there social system, which they would have agreed with because ,there were on top of it.

Being well-acquainted with such people of the upper classes and accepted by them so easily, especially because of his sudden affluence, shows how simple it is to get accepted into the upper classes of society, where one is expected to be well-mannered, educated, and most often, wealthy, which are traits that can very possibly be achieved.

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Social Class in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens