History Literature / GreatExpectations

24th Nov '17 8:59:26 AM jamespolk
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%% * ExtremelyDustyHomeExtremelyDustyHome: Miss Havisham's home has not been cleaned or dusted since her aborted wedding twenty-odd years before. Two decades of cobwebs and dust cover everything.



* RevisedEnding: The book originally had a {{Bittersweet|Ending}} / DownerEnding in which Pip meets Estella one last time, only to find that she has remarried. Dickens' friend and colleague Creator/EdwardBulwerLytton--that's right, the ItWasADarkAndStormyNight guy--got a sneak preview of the original ending, and recommended Dickens write a different ending which wasn't so downbeat. Dickens then wrote a more upbeat ending which was published. Dickens himself seemed [[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/dickens/ending.html content with the result]]. Modern printings of the novel commonly include the original, more downbeat ending as an appendix (see DeletedScene in the [[Trivia/GreatExpectations Trivia]] section).

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* RevisedEnding: The book originally had a {{Bittersweet|Ending}} / DownerEnding DidNotGetTheGirl ending in which Pip meets Estella one last time, only to find that time and finds out she has remarried.[[HappilyMarried Happily Remarried]], after which they part as friends. Dickens' friend and colleague Creator/EdwardBulwerLytton--that's right, the ItWasADarkAndStormyNight guy--got a sneak preview of the original ending, and recommended Dickens write a different ending which wasn't so downbeat. Dickens then wrote a more upbeat ending MaybeEverAfter which was published. Dickens himself seemed [[http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/novel_19c/dickens/ending.html content with the result]]. Modern printings of the novel commonly include the original, more downbeat ending as an appendix (see DeletedScene in the [[Trivia/GreatExpectations Trivia]] section).
24th Nov '17 8:48:52 AM jamespolk
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''Great Expectations'' has been subject to many a film adaptation. The one most likely to have been viewed in a high school English class is the 1946 David Lean one (generally regarded as one of the best). The 1998 movie is a modern day adaptation set in Miami and is a LoveItOrHateIt film with the audience. The 1999 miniseries is considered to be one of the best, if not ''the'' best adaptation of the book as well as [[DarkerAndEdgier the darkest and most depressing]]. There has also been a [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent Completely Different]] ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parody. A 2012 movie adaptation features ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' veterans Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/RalphFiennes, Creator/JessieCave, and Robbie Coltrane, as well as Jeremy Irvine, Creator/JasonFlemyng, Holliday Grainger from ''Series/TheBorgias,'' David Walliams from ''Series/LittleBritain'', and Creator/RalphIneson from ''Series/TheOffice'' and was NOT popular with critics or much of the public.

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''Great Expectations'' has been subject to many a film adaptation. The one most likely to have been viewed in a high school English class is the 1946 David Lean Creator/DavidLean one (generally regarded as one of the best). The 1998 movie is a modern day adaptation set in Miami and is a LoveItOrHateIt film with the audience. The 1999 miniseries is considered to be one of the best, if not ''the'' best adaptation of the book as well as [[DarkerAndEdgier the darkest and most depressing]]. There has also been a [[SomethingCompletelyDifferent Completely Different]] ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' parody. A 2012 movie adaptation features ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' veterans Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/RalphFiennes, Creator/JessieCave, and Robbie Coltrane, as well as Jeremy Irvine, Creator/JasonFlemyng, Holliday Grainger from ''Series/TheBorgias,'' David Walliams from ''Series/LittleBritain'', and Creator/RalphIneson from ''Series/TheOffice'' and was NOT popular with critics or much of the public.public.



* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:The old convict. Pip visits him for a last time to tell him about his daughter upon which the old man passes on peacefully. In the 1946 adaptation his head nods melodramatically to one side.]]

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* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:The The old convict. Pip visits him for a last time to tell him about his daughter upon which the old man passes on peacefully. In the 1946 adaptation his head nods melodramatically to one side.]]


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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Pip is rattled when he reminds Estella of how she made him cry the day they first met, and she replies that she doesn't remember.
--> '''Pip''': I verily believe that her not remembering and not minding in the least, made me cry again, inwardly—and that is the sharpest crying of all.
20th Nov '17 3:56:48 AM XFllo
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* AgeGapRomance: Joe and Biddy marry, long after the death of Mrs. Joe. Biddy is much younger than her husband.



* DoggedNiceGuy: The UrExample with Pip towards Estella.

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* ExtremelyDustyHome
* FaceDeathWithDignity: Magwitch.

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* {{Foil}}: Pip and Orlick, Biddy and Estella.

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%% * {{Foil}}: Pip and Orlick, Biddy and Estella.



* ManipulativeBastard: Miss Havisham counts, but the BigBad Compeyson is a better example.



* MayDecemberRomance: Joe and Biddy marry, long after the death of Mrs. Joe.
28th Oct '17 1:21:51 AM jamespolk
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%%* UnexpectedInheritance
* UnfamiliarCeiling: After the death of [[spoiler:the old convict]], Pip runs home and falls into his bed in a fever, only to discover on his waking that he is now at Joe's house.

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%%* UnexpectedInheritance
* UnexpectedInheritance: Pip seems fated to be a blacksmith, when all of a sudden a large sum of money comes his way out of absolutely nowhere.
* UnfamiliarCeiling: After the death of [[spoiler:the the old convict]], convict, Pip runs home and falls into his bed in a fever, only to discover on his waking that he is now at Joe's house.
27th Aug '17 5:36:57 PM eroock
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* VoiceoverLetter: The 1946 adaptation has Pip receiving a letter from Estella which is read out in her voice.
27th Aug '17 3:35:25 PM eroock
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* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler:The old convict. Pip visits him for a last time to tell him about his daughter upon which the old man passes on peacefully. In the 1946 adaptation his head nods melodramatically to one side.]]
27th Aug '17 12:19:44 PM eroock
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Dickens is famous for having a disproportionate number of characters find out that [[OneDegreeOfSeparation they're related to each other]] or met previously, and ''Great Expectations'' is no exception: Pip meets the convict more than once, Jaggers serves as the lawyer of at least three key characters, both of the escaped convicts turn out to be entwined in the other characters' stories, and Estella's parents are both sprinkled throughout the cast.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: ConnectedAllAlong: Dickens is famous for having a disproportionate number of characters find out that [[OneDegreeOfSeparation they're related to each other]] or met previously, and ''Great Expectations'' is no exception: Pip meets the convict more than once, Jaggers serves as the lawyer of at least three key characters, both of the escaped convicts turn out to be entwined in the other characters' stories, and Estella's parents are both sprinkled throughout the cast.
27th Aug '17 9:08:36 AM eroock
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Dickens is famous for having a disproportionate number of characters find out that they're related to each other or met previously, and ''Great Expectations'' is no exception: Pip meets the convict more than once, Jaggers serves as the lawyer of at least three key characters, both of the escaped convicts turn out to be entwined in the other characters' stories, and Estella's parents are both sprinkled throughout the cast.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: Dickens is famous for having a disproportionate number of characters find out that [[OneDegreeOfSeparation they're related to each other other]] or met previously, and ''Great Expectations'' is no exception: Pip meets the convict more than once, Jaggers serves as the lawyer of at least three key characters, both of the escaped convicts turn out to be entwined in the other characters' stories, and Estella's parents are both sprinkled throughout the cast.



* GenreBusting

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* GenreBusting%%* GenreMashup



* HeelRealization: When Miss Havisham finally tells Pip that he will not be allowed to marry Estella, and sees the pain in him that she had been waiting for, she is ultimately not satisfied at all and is only left feeling that she did the exact same thing to him that her fiancé did to her (as well as ruining Estella's chances at a normal life in the name of petty revenge-by-proxy). By the time Pip next meets her, she's gone from sadistic old woman to a suicidal wreck willing to part with vast amounts of her fortune to try to make it up to him.

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* HeelRealization: When Miss Havisham finally tells Pip that he will not be allowed to marry Estella, and sees the pain in him that she had been waiting for, she is ultimately not satisfied at all and is only left feeling that she did the exact same thing to him that her fiancé did to her (as well as ruining Estella's chances at a normal life in the name of petty revenge-by-proxy).RevengeByProxy). By the time Pip next meets her, she's gone from sadistic old woman to a suicidal wreck willing to part with vast amounts of her fortune to try to make it up to him.



* UnexpectedInheritance

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27th Aug '17 9:07:00 AM eroock
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* LondonTown: About two-thirds of the novel is set here. It's portrayed in a realistic "streets paved with excrement ''and'' gold" style.
27th Aug '17 9:06:41 AM eroock
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* DeletedScene: Modern printings of the novel usually include the original ending as an appendix.


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* HaveAGayOldTime: Pops up a couple of times in conversation.
-->'''Miss Havisham''': You'll have a gay time and be admired. You must look forward to that.
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