Magwitch is portrayed as an intimidating

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The first person narrative makes the readers relate to Pip more, making us feel very sympathetic towards him.

The fear he faces from the convict leaves the reader feeling protective towards central character Pip.

When he was 12, his father was imprisoned for debt, during this time Dickens was sent to work in a boot-blacking factory.

In the novel I believe that Dickens portrays his life through the protagonist Pip.

He “seizes” Pip by the “chin,” this violent gesture shows how Pip being a young boy must have felt extremely scared and in a state of shock.

He uses words such “young dog” to refer to Pip which portrays that he might not be a much respected man and uses many slang terms in his vocabulary.

Pip shows prejudice towards convicts even though Magwitch shows the highest generosity for Pip.

In the opening Pip is attacked by a convict in the graveyard, Magwitch is portrayed as a frightening and intimidating man.

He tries to find a way how to tell Pip how much he loves him.

Great Expectations is a novel revolving around the protagonist and narrator of the novel, Pip, whose life is moralised and shaped through two major events that take place in his life.

Many other books written by Dickens are also written from his experiences in life like Oliver Twist and Hard Times.

Dickens’ sets a very “bleak” mood at the beginning of the novel.

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