THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Great Expectations
By Charles Dickens

An essay by Professor Michael Hollington that sets out to highlight the paradoxical nature of Dickens's famous bildungsroman novel by exploring the grotesque and tragicomic aspects of the text.
An essay by Martin Fashbaugh, of Black Hills State University, which looks at the interplay between narrative and poetic discourse and their relationship to the theme of jealosy in Dickens's novel and The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith.
An essay by Meyrav Koren-Kuik of Tel Aviv University which explores how Dickens in Great Expectations and Le Fanu in Uncle Silas bring Gothic conventions into the domestic sphere in their novels.
An academic article by Pete Orford which identifies several science fiction tropes, such as automata and the inventor figure, to be inherent within Dickens's story.
In this essay Julianne White explores the subjects of community, stereotype and insanity in Great Expectations and George Eliot's Adam Bede.