Pip’s Cognitive Development in Great Expectations From the Viewpoint of Space Product

Tingting TANG, Lihui LIU


Charles Dickens is well-known for humor, satire, exaggeration, and in-depth analysis of psychology. The spatial construction is a prominent feature of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. This paper tries to analyze how the spatial conversion affects Pip’s cognitive development from the viewpoint of space production. It explores the construction of the three-dimension space in the novel, and how each dimension affects Pip’s value orientation. Also, it attempts to study how the culture and space interact with each other and then impact Pip’s cognitive development. Then, it concludes that space, as a notable feature, has a profound effect on the development of the plot, characters’ psychology and Pip’s cognition.


Great Expectations; Space; Spatial construction; Spatial conversion; Cognitive development; Culture

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