The Afterlife of Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations" in the Late 20th and Early 21st Century

The differences in modern adaptations: reliable ''faithful'' vs. unreliable ''unfaithful'' adaptation


Term Paper, 2014

24 Pages, Grade: A


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Contents

1. INTRODUCTION – The representation of the Victorian period in Dickens’s Great Expectations
1.1 The theme of a constant class competing mostly provoked by Industrialization
1.2 Work and money as a society link
1.3 Possession – physical and material

2. DICKENS IS STILL ALIVE
2.1 The use of the very title of the book Great Expectations in the popular culture – online web pages, shops and restaurants, contemporary comic books Great Expectations
2.2 Dickens day and Dickens Festival
2.3 Why are we still reading Dickens? Is it because we want to know more about the period in which he lived in, or because we can identify ourselves with his characters?
2.4 Why is Dickens still so widely adapted and why?
2.5 The differences in modern adaptations: reliable ''faithful'' vs. unreliable ''unfaithful'' adaptation
2.6 Great Expectations by BBC, mini-series (2011)
2.7 Great Expectations by Alfonso Cuarón (20th century Fox)

3. CONCLUSION

4. BIBLIOGRAPHY

5. APPENDIX

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Title
The Afterlife of Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations" in the Late 20th and Early 21st Century
Subtitle
The differences in modern adaptations: reliable ''faithful'' vs. unreliable ''unfaithful'' adaptation
College
University of Sarajevo
Course
English Language and Literature
Grade
A
Author
Year
2014
Pages
24
Catalog Number
V321483
ISBN (eBook)
9783668208797
ISBN (Book)
9783668208803
File size
708 KB
Language
English
Keywords
charles dickens, english language, english literature, england, cultural studies, victorian england
Quote paper
Enver Kazić (Author), 2014, The Afterlife of Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations" in the Late 20th and Early 21st Century, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/321483

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