Essay sample - Compare/Contrast Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, George Eliot

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Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, "The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot, and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy are three classic novels that illustrate the situations and dilemmas, sometimes, caused throughout our lives, starting at childhood and lasting through adulthood…


Their family, friends, environment, etc all play major roles in the development of their lives; however, it is the individual that eventually had to take initiative upon themselves to, finally, make a difference.
Further, the narration and how the authors used it to relate to each story, the maturation of the main characters and, sometimes, their lost of innocence, classism and whether it affected and motivated the characters, and the interactions and influences of the characters' families are discussed in detail within the following pages. Also, the unrealistic endings and unbelievable coincidences, and the differences in each author's writing style will be analyzed as well.
First, as we examine "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, we discover that Phillip Pirrip, better known as "Pip" serves as the narrator and main character of the novel. He is a young man who is struggling to survive in a world full of blundering chaos, wild predicaments, and, last, but not least, proper society.
More often than not, Pip finds that attempting to survive in his society is not easy; however, it is possible to endure. There are characters within the novel that help him with his perseverance and endurance of his story such as his brother-in-law, Joe Gargery, and his sister, Mrs. ...
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