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Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

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The allure of wealth overpowers loyalty and gratitude, even conscience itself. I called to mind that the clerk had the same air of knowing something to everybody else's disadvantage, as his master had. So, he'd come with a most tremenjous crowd and make such a row at the doors of the houses where we was, that they used to be obligated to have no more to do with us and to give us up to him. The story is often staged, and less often produced as a musical. Also excuse my possibly confusing sentence structure; I'm writing an essay, and my brain is fried.

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Great Expectations Chapter Summaries & Review

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Having written to Joe, to offer him consolation, and to assure him that I would come to the funeral, I passed the intermediate days in the curious state of mind I have glanced at. When I saw him turning, I set my face towards home, and made the best use of my legs. The wretched man trifled with his glass - took it up, looked at it through the light, put it down - prolonged my misery. But I delivered this written communication slate and all with my own hand, and Joe received it as a miracle of erudition. Tickler was a wax-ended piece of cane, worn smooth by collision with my tickled frame. It wasn't for myself I took it! If you're ready, his Majesty the King is.

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So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip. Great Expectations has an unhappy ending, since most characters suffer physically, psychologically or both, or die—often violently—while suffering. There we were stopped a few minutes by a signal from the sergeant's hand, while two or three of his men dispersed themselves among the graves, and also examined the porch. In some respects, Dickens conceived Great Expectations as an anti silver fork novel, attacking 's novel A Day's Ride, publication of which began January 1860, in. According to Trotter, this was a way to target the government's return to , which they felt would make England the China of Europe. I hope Uncle Pumblechook's mare mayn't have set a fore- foot on a piece o' ice, and gone down.

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Great Expectations

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I too sat down before the fire and gazed at the coals, and nothing was said for a long time. Get behind the door, old chap, and have the jack-towel betwixt you. The film's score was composed by. Joe was out on one of these expeditions. Happy resolutions remain elusive, while hate thrives. The soldier with the basket soon got a light, and lighted three or four torches, and took one himself and distributed the others.

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I give Pirrip as my father's family name, on the authority of his tombstone and my sister - Mrs. Joe, Wopsle, and Pip accompany the soldiers on the hunt. It's bad enough to be a blacksmith's wife and him a Gargery without being your mother. The interest of the impending pursuit not only absorbed the general attention, but even made my sister liberal. Pip then returns to propose to Biddy, only to find that she has married Joe. The time came, without bringing with it any relief to my feelings, and the company came. I am afraid--sore afraid--that this purpose originated in my sense of the contrast there would be between me and Joe, if we went to the coach together.

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Great Expectations

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And looked down at his leg. You, so young, untried, and beautiful, Estella! Conscience is a dreadful thing when it accuses man or boy; but when, in the case of a boy, that secret burden co-operates with another secret burden down the leg of his trousers, it is as I can testify a great punishment. This genre, which flourished in the 1820s and 1830s, presents the flashy elegance and aesthetic frivolities found in high society. Pip regularly visits Magwitch in the prison hospital as he awaits trial, and on Magwitch's deathbed tells him that his daughter Estella is alive. My conscience was not by any means comfortable about Biddy.

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Joe gave me some more gravy. However, he returns to see Pip, who was the motivation for all his success. Jaggers, putting a hand on my shoulder and walking me on at his side without saying anything to me, addressed himself to his followers. Wopsle's hands, became Timon of Athens; the beadle, Coriolanus. Hubble; the last- named in a decent speechless paroxysm in a corner.

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Great Expectations Book 1, Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis from LitCharts

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I had no time for verification, no time for selection, no time for anything, for I had no time to spare. Estella brings him his lunch and insults him again. Either the mist was not out again yet, or the wind had dispelled it. Joe and I going to church, therefore, must have been a moving spectacle for compassionate minds. My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things seems to me to have been gained on a memorable raw afternoon towards evening. It is only after Pip brings him the food and brandy in Chapter 3 and expresses sympathy for him, that Magwitch feels such gratitude that he resolves to work hard and earn enough money to make Pip a gentleman. Pip awakes early and runs to the churchyard.

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Great Expectations E

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Joe communicates by writing and requests the presence of Orlick. Pip returns to Satis Hall to visit Estella and encounters Bentley Drummle, who has also come to see her and now has Orlick as his servant. On the present festive occasion he emerged from his room, when the blithe bells were going, the picture of misery, in a full suit of Sunday penitentials. At length it had come into my head that the sign looked like a hammer, and on my lustily calling that word in my sister's ear, she had begun to hammer on the table and had expressed a qualified assent. But I was too much bewildered between breathless curiosity and surprise, to be sure of it. This strength can be attributed to the fact that Pip has already had to endure a hard life. In 1858, in a painful divorce, he separated from Catherine Dickens, his wife of twenty-three years.

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