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What is funny about the dinner scene with the children in Great Expectations?

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What is funny about the dinner scene with the children in Great Expectations?

Subtle Humor in ''Great Expectations''

There is a certain decorum that is expected at the dinner table. Charles Dickens takes a small, minor scene such as this and uses it to his advantage to create humor. He deviates from what is expected in order to provide a sense of amusement for his audience.

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At the dinner table, children are expected to behave and basically become a part of the background. They are not expected to be heard. In the dinner...

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