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Ch 4: Great Expectations Characters

About This Chapter

The Characters chapter of this ''Great Expectations'' Study Guide course is the most efficient way to familiarize yourself with the people within ''Great Expectations''. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the main characters of the novel.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the characters of Great Expectations will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the novel's central characters. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in their studying of Great Expectations
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Great Expectations Characters chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction makes the content easy to learn.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Great Expectations Characters chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the characters of Great Expectations for a standard English course. Topics covered include:

  • An analysis of Pip
  • The role of Joe Gargery in the novel
  • Miss Havisham and Herbert Pocket
  • Examining the character of Magwitch
  • The character of Estella
  • Mr. Jaggers and Mr. Wemmick
  • Biddy and Orlick
  • The parts of Mrs. Joe and Compeyson
  • The roles of Molly, Mr. Pumblechock, and Bentley Drummle
  • Who Provis and the convict are in the novel

17 Lessons in Chapter 4: Great Expectations Characters
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Pip in Great Expectations: Character Analysis & Overview

1. Pip in Great Expectations: Character Analysis & Overview

Pip is the protagonist and narrator in the popular novel ''Great Expectations'' written by Charles Dickens. In this lesson, we'll learn more about Pip's character as we follow the story of Pip's growth into a man.

Joe Gargery in Great Expectations

2. Joe Gargery in Great Expectations

In the novel 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, there are many different characters. In this lesson, we will examine Joe Gargery and what sets him apart from other characters in the story.

Miss Havisham in Great Expectations: Description & Character Analysis

3. Miss Havisham in Great Expectations: Description & Character Analysis

In Charles Dickens' novel, 'Great Expectations,' we meet an eccentric lady, Miss Havisham. Some may say she is simply vindictive; others may call her mentally ill. In this lesson, we'll explore the world of Miss Havisham and then test our knowledge of the character with a quiz.

Magwitch in Great Expectations: Character Analysis & Overview

4. Magwitch in Great Expectations: Character Analysis & Overview

Magwitch is a criminal who plays a crucial role in the life of Pip, the main character in the novel 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Learn more about the character Magwitch and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Estella in Great Expectations: Character Analysis

5. Estella in Great Expectations: Character Analysis

In this lesson, we'll learn about Estella Havisham, the heroine of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations.' We'll explore her relationship with Miss Havisham and how it affects her adult life.

Mr. Jaggers in Great Expectations

6. Mr. Jaggers in Great Expectations

In Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations,' Mr. Jaggers is a huge part of Pip's development as a gentleman. In this lesson, we will take a look at some characteristics of Mr. Jaggers.

Mr. Wemmick in Great Expectations

7. Mr. Wemmick in Great Expectations

In the novel 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, Mr. Wemmick plays an important role in Pip's life. In this lesson, we will take a look at who exactly Mr. Wemmick is and why he's so important to the story.

Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations

8. Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations

There are a lot of characters in the book 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, and it's easy to get them mixed up. In this lesson we will take a close look at Herbert Pocket and talk about some of the things that make him memorable.

Biddy in Great Expectations

9. Biddy in Great Expectations

In ''Great Expectations'' by Charles Dickens, Biddy is a complex and interesting character. She is involved with many parts of Pip's life. In this lesson, we will take a look at the many sides of Biddy.

Orlick in Great Expectations

10. Orlick in Great Expectations

In this lesson, we will examine the character of Dolge Orlick in Charles Dickens's 'Great Expectations.' Orlick is an especially evil and unsavory character, even for Dickens!

Mrs. Joe in Great Expectations

11. Mrs. Joe in Great Expectations

In this lesson we'll explore the character of Mrs. Joe in Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'. We will look some of the attributes of Mrs. Joe as a character and will examine her importance to the novel as a whole.

Compeyson in Great Expectations

12. Compeyson in Great Expectations

In 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, Compeyson is a character who is mentioned only as the plot thickens. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the part of the story where we learn the most about his personality.

Molly from Great Expectations

13. Molly from Great Expectations

This lesson covers the role of Molly, the nearly-silent housekeeper, in ''Great Expectations''. She barely speaks, yet she's an important character. We'll discuss different possible interpretations of Molly's character and the ways in which her character and history are revealed.

Mr. Pumblechook in Great Expectations

14. Mr. Pumblechook in Great Expectations

Mr. Pumblechook, foolish, pompous, and servile, illustrates the worst of Britain's commercial classes in Charles Dickens's ~'Great Expectations.~' This lesson discusses his character and his role in the narrative.

Bentley Drummle in Great Expectations

15. Bentley Drummle in Great Expectations

Bentley Drummle is one of Pip's acquaintances in the book 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. There is a reason why he is not a 'friend.' In this lesson, we will take a look at some of the events from the book involving Bentley Drummle.

Provis & The Convict in Great Expectations

16. Provis & The Convict in Great Expectations

If you are reading 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, you may be a bit confused by Provis and the convict. In this lesson, we will take a look at who these names refer to.

Great Expectations Character List & Flashcards

Great Expectations Character List & Flashcards

This set of flashcards covers all the characters from Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations.' Use these flashcards to review all of the major and secondary characters from the story.

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