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The novel is about Pip’s journey across childhood landscape of mists, prisoners, and decaying wedding veils. Then the novel deals with the drastic leap into Pip’s adolescence and final turn into a strained, pale adulthood. The bildungsroman Great Expectations novel charts the map of adolescence for a century to come.
What makes this book stand out?
Great Expectations take three forms of ambition and self-improvement, i.e., moral, educational and social. The inspirational quality of the book makes it stand out.
Read it for
The novel says that loyalty, affection and conscience are more important than wealth, social advancement and class.
Don't read it for
The novel is about ethical and psychological dangers which are present in the caste system.