GE-St-Gd-Part-1-CP-KEY - Name Mods Date CP English I Great Expectations Study Guide Part 1 About the Author Charles Dickens 1 Charles Dickens was born

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Name: ___________________________________ Mods:__________ Date: ___________ CP English I Great Expectations Study Guide Part 1 About the Author – Charles Dickens 1. Charles Dickens was born on ___Feb. 7_______________(date), _1812______ (year). 2. Although in his early life, Dickens’ family was fairly well-off, when Charles was twelve, his father was arrested for ___debt______________, and was put in ____Marshalsea_________________________ debtors’ prison. 3. During this time, Charles worked at what job?__pasting labels on jars of shoe blacking in a blacking factory___________________ 4. Charles Dickens’ first jobs were: ___blacking factory work_____, __journalist (reporter) _______, and ___actor, playwright_______________. 5. Dickens’ novels were often published in what way?_____in installments, or serially______. 6. Three famous novels by Dickens are: _David Copperfield __, __Oliver Twist____, and __A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations________. Chapter One 1. Describe the setting of this chapter: ___graveyard at dusk ____________________ 2. Pip’s real name is: __Phillip Pirrip____________________. 3. What are the very first words spoken to Pip in the novel, and who says them? __ “Hold yer noise!” –the convict_________________________________________. 4. The convict tells Pip to bring him ___wittles (food) and a file__________________. 5. What does the convict tell Pip about a “young man” who is with him? ___The young man will cut out Pip’s heart & liver_________________ 6. Characters of different socio/economic classes in the novel speak with different dialects. What evidence of dialect do we see in the convict’s speech? __His v’s are pronounced as w’s; he says “meshes” instead of “marshes”; his grammar is incorrect.___________________ Chapter Two 1. Mrs. Joe says she has brought up Pip “by hand”. To her society, what does this mean (figuratively speaking)? ____She raised him with no help_______________ To Pip, what does it mean (taking it literally)? __She raises him by hitting him.________ What is comical about Pip saying that Joe was also brought up “by hand”, and that Mrs. Joe must have gotten him to marry her “by hand”? _Pip thinks Mrs. Joe got Joe to marry her by hitting him._________________________________
2. Show the contrast in the characters of Joe and Mrs. Joe, both in physical appearance and in their personalities. Joe: __fair-haired, blue-eyes; kind nature, caring to Pip__________________________ Mrs. Joe ___dark, red-skinned; angry and unkind nature, abusive to Pip______________ What does it show of Mrs. Joe’s character and relationship with Pip that we do not even know her real name?__There is no affection shown, but a great deal or respect required of Pip._______ 3. Define “Tickler”:___wax-ended piece of cane used to hit Pip________________Why is the name ironic? ___It does not tickle to be hit by Tickler.________

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