The Victorian Era was an era of extreme adventure, vibrant city streets, fused gas lamps, whilst in contrast of the era’s flourishing poverty. It was the ignition of an era of exploration and science. A person’s social class during Victorian determined many things during his or her lifetime. Through the author’s obsession with society and differences in class, lead the protagonist of Great Expectations into self-destruction. In the world of this novel, society is divided among class, generating barriers between social flatforms. And when characters attempt to break through these invisible barriers, these individuals encounter themselves through loneliness. Those who are not ambitious are often found to be born to an affluent family, and through this portray acts of resentments. However, an individual may seek redemption through helping others, which is vividly portrayed by Dickens character in Great Expectations. Charles Dickens criticism of Victorian society were evident in his novel Great Expectations, reveals the author’s perception towards Victorian society such as their inherent structure, that is often portrayed through its flaw in judicial system. Through one’s social class, an individual access to education access to education is evident through the individuality of one’s wealth to one’s consciousness. Dickens novel examines the belief that wealth does not justify one’s happiness. Through Dickens rejection of Victorian society, the novel portrays a vivid representation of social classes exhibiting greediness, and a materialistic society. The contrasts between the two classes in Great Expectations shows a clear understanding of how much social class mattered to the Victorian society. Dickens established the central role of a Victorian man through the upbringing of Philip Pirrip and Joe Gargery, and reveals how characters were treated differently due to their social class. Through the contrast between the higher and lower class portrays a sense of understanding of the differences of social class to an individual during the Victorian period. Great Expectations tells the story of Philip Pirrip, known as “Pip”, his infant tongue that could make of “both names nothing longer or more explicit” (Dickens, 3) than Pip, an orphan brought up by ” a hard and heavy hand” (Dickens, 7) and her husband who always “aided and comforted Pip when he could” (Dickens, 27), Joe Gargery, the village blacksmith. The hero that “restore the desolate house” (Dickens, 231) raised in humble circumstances, comes into a fortune as he set off “on the four-mile walk to their forge pondering” (Dickens, 64) his intentions in their society, yet only to disavows family and friends. When he loses in fortune he is forced to recognize his past. Throughout Great Expectations, Dickens talks about the prominent differences in the class system of Victorian society, from a criminal, a “thieving turnips for his living” (Dickens, 347), Magwitch, to the peasants of the marsh country, to the middle upper class and to the most affluent. The people of the upper class had never mix with those reside of the lower class, Miss Havisham is the portrait of upper class as she “lived in a large and dismal house barricaded against robbers” (Dickens, 44), against lower class. Pip’s hometown were socially stratified, this describes the differences between the wealthy and working class that isreinforced by the gate that guards Miss Havisham’s decaying riches. Thus, when characters, like Miss Havisham’s attempt to break through these barriers, they “lead a life of seclusion” (Dickens, 44) to only find loneliness and loss. The theme of social class is connected to the novel’s plot and the moral theme of the book, further explains Pip’s awareness that wealth and class are less important. Pip achieves this realization when he finally accepts that, despite Estella Havisham to have not “bestowed her tenderness anywhere” (Dickens, 238), tells us that one’s social status is not connected to one’s character. Contrary to her actions bestowed in the novel, Estella’s character have been perceived to be one of the most honest characters in Great Expectation, never once she tried to lead Pip on, but she has been cold and vain all of her life. She just doesn’t care enough to lie. Estella tells us that “she never had any such thing” (Dickens, 238) of love in her life- not even her wealth. . Further on at a certain point, Pip’s real sponsor in the story is revealed, this sponsor happened to be Abel Magwitch, the convict that he stumbled upon on the marshes when he was a child. Pip at first rejects Magwitch, and is ashamed that the source of his wealth comes from a criminal. Magwitch’s qualities portray the effects of education in social class, Magwitch, born poor and low class had no education at all whereas Compeyson,was born rich and a gentleman with an education. Furthermore, Dickens gives his readers more than moral tale. He offers the readers a lesson in self value. In Britain, a man is not buried down in a world of poverty but it is one’s choice whether he sinks or overcome. Yet, readers learn that poverty is based on wealth, education, and genuine personality. Great Expectations explored the possibilities of the different way people were treated in the Victorian era, through in the influences of education and one’s personality. Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations expands his literary tales about social classes in Britain and portrays the consequences of wealth.