|Number of Pages||:||656 pages|
|Tags||:||romance, setting, middle-grade, popular, fiction, philosophy|
Grandi speranze (www.thephotoroll.com Reviews)
My students and some of my friends can t ever figure out why I love this novel so much I explain how the characters are thoroughly original and yet timeless, how the symbolism is rich and tasty, and how the narrative itself is juicy and chock full of complexity, but they just shake their heads at me in utter amazement and say, What s wrong with you, dude What s wrong, indeed.I give them ten or fifteen years Perhaps they ll have to read it again in college, or maybe they ll just try reading
There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth I first read Great Expectations when I was thirteen years old It was the first of Dickens works that I d read on my own volition, the only other being Oliver Twist, which we d studied parts of in school You know, I missed out on a lot when I was thirteen by this, I mean that I didn t always understand the deeper meaning lying beneath the surface of my favo
Great Expectations were formedwere met and were thoroughly exceeded
I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes I saw that the dress had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman, and that the figure upon which it now hung loose had shrunk to skin and bone.
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day That is such a quote If there was ever a novel that shows us the dangers of false perceptions then it s Great Expectations Pip is such a fool he constantly misjudges those around him, and he constantly misjudges his own worth This has lead him down a road of misery because the person who he
Boring, dull, lifeless, and flat This is so drawn out and boring I kept having to remind myself what the plot was Best to get someone else to sum up the story rather than undergo the torture of reading it.
Admittedly, I can be a bit dismissive of the classics By which I mean that many of my reviews resemble a drive by shooting This annoys some people, if measured by the responses I m still getting to my torching of Moby Dick Even though I should expect some blowback, I still get a little defensive I mean, no one wants to be called a horrendous person just because he or she didn t like an overlong, self indulgent, self important epic about a douche y peg leg and a stupid whale I m no phili
Excuse me for this infamous pun which I m sure has been wearily used since the book was first published , but I had great expectations about it Not only had I never read anything by