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Conversion in Great Expectations: An analysis of Charles Dickens's Great Expectations from a conversion narrative perspective
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay will analyse Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations from a conversion narrative perspective. It will show that the journey of the protagonist Pip have resemblances to the journey of Dante in Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy. The reason for this is that Great Expectations is an equally clear example of a conversion narrative as The Divine Comedy. Both Pip and Dante meet sinners along their way, but the focus is on how the protagonists deal with their own sins. Pip goes through a typical conversion, where he goes from an avaricious, prodigal and proud person, to a man who values working hard for a sufficient living and being with the ones he love.

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2014. , 15 p.
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Conversion, Dickens, Great Expectations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-32017DiVA: diva2:715224
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English
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Available from: 2014-05-06 Created: 2014-05-02 Last updated: 2014-05-06Bibliographically approved

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