Where in Dickens' "Great Expectations," is pathetic fallacy used? Is it used in the first few opening chapters?

1 Answer
Oct 20, 2016

It is used particularly in the opening chapters.


Dickens uses the technique by describing the bleak landscape of the marshes where Pip lives.

This is also reflected in his description of the churchyard where Pip visits his parents' graves. In so doing Dickens sets the tone of much of the central theme of the book.

His encounter with Magwitch the consequences of which are central to the book's plot are framed in this setting.