Great Expectations is written in first person and uses some language and grammar that has fallen out of common use since its publication. The title Great Expectations refers to the 'Great Expectations' Pip has of coming into his benefactor's property upon becoming a gentleman with no particular profession, while being supported in gaining the education of a gentleman. Great Expectations is sometimes seen as a bildungsroman, a novel depicting growth and personal development from childhood to adulthood, in this case, of Pip.
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