Plot summary[ edit ] On Christmas Eve, around Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings. Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith. The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file.
He dreams of becoming a gentleman. Through many ups and downs, he learns lessons about love and friendship, loyalty and injustice, disappointment and happiness. His experiences eventually make him a better and happier person.
This is the theme of Great Expectations, one of the most famous novels by the great Victorian author Charles Dickens.
What has this story got to do with Libya? On the face of it, very little. Expectations that life for the Libyan people will get better. That citizens will be able to enjoy peace and security.
That the wealth of the country can be used productively to bring quality of life to all parts of the country: The country is almost bankrupt and is spending more than it earns.
The new government will have to help the National Oil Corporation to rebuild the oil and gas industry and increase production. The Central Bank will then have to ensure that Libyans in all parts of the country feel the benefits of this wealth.
And the new government should be open and honest with them. People need to be realistic about their expectations. Rebuilding a country that has been so badly damaged and whose people have suffered so much is no easy task.
It will take time to make ordinary people feel better off. Too many Libyans have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. The situation in cities like Benghazi where schools and clinics are unable to operate is a cause for shame.
For example, the spread of Daesh has brought suffering to many parts of Libya. Defeating the terrorists and extremists should be a top priority for the new government. Efforts have been made to unite the country in the past but have failed.
There is nothing wrong with failure, provided we learn from it.Majors for Intellectuals: Psychology, Philosophy, Finance, Computer Science, Physics, Neuroscience, Political Science / Government, Economics, History.
Founded in , York College of Pennsylvania is a private 4-year college that offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors . Years ago I read an article about what defines a superior novel.
The author contended that a good novel that is widely read and loved is better than an abstruse literary achievement revered by a small club of acedmics and intellectuals. Great Expectations versus Ulysses.
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Credits: Great Expectations: French Intellectuals in the 20th Century Idea of the Intellectual () At the end of the nineteenth century the term "intellectual" comes into the French language, as people come to believe that a writer or artist should set aside his work to engage in a cause.
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