Many critics regard Great Expectations as the best of Charles Dickens' works.
"A young fellow of great expectations" was the comment made by Jaggers, pip's guardian in LOndon, the lawyer who brought the news to pip, towards pip. In a much more proper way, this term, Great Expectations, should be better understood as "an immense legacy" instead of "a spectacular future". But the latter one is prevailing among us, which also misled our hero pip.
This novel is not just a description of a man's degeneration. Instead, it revolves around the circumstances, the surroundings' impact on people, on their thoughts.
This week I just made a presentation of this novel and I extract these two sections to share with you.
This version shot by BBC is quite loyal to the original one. If you fail to have enough time to go through this book. This one will be conducive to your better understanding.