19th-century society and culture in Great Expectations.
The writer Humphry House, writing The Dickens World in 1941, called Great Expectations "a perfect expression of a phase of English society".
The five main social and cultural influences of the time were:
- Social class
- Social problems
- The Christian Church
From the following list of events in Great Expectations, match each to its correct context? For all of them, think about the nature of the event and what it tells us about the social and cultural setting of the time.