Grade: Senior
Subject: Literature

#2113. Elements in greed in Charles Dickens Great Expectations

Literature, level: Senior
Posted Wed Jan 24 03:19:15 PST 2001 by Shane Loughran (info@englishresources,
Abbey Grammar School, Newry
Materials Required: essay format
Activity Time: a week
Concepts Taught: greed and power

i need the essay on great expectations within a WEEK, PLEASE!!!!!!!
About greed for power, greed for love and money and status
1. Give the students some elementary background information on Charles Dickens.

2. Have the students brainstorm ideas on the similarities and differences in Pip's life and Charles Dickens' life. Ex.: How were they both orphaned? How were they both used by women? How was Estella patterned after Ellen Ternan?

3. Using a thesis statement and a bubble cluster, have the students create an essay which will consist of a thesis statement, a paragraph on the similarities of Dickens and Pip, a paragraph on the differences of Dickens and Pip, and a concluding (summary) paragraph.
4. I usually give this to my students as an open book and notebook test. If they have taken the notes that you have given and read the story, the assignment should produce excellent essays. Also, this can give you an excellent prewriting grade and notebook check grade.