Great Expectations Part 2

"...while I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty." (171). I chose this passage because it shows how Pip feels about London.

"My depression was not alleviated by the announcement, for, I had supposed that establishment to be an hotel kept by Mr. Barnard, to which the Blue Boar in our town was a mere public-house. Whereas I now found Barnard to be a disembodied spirit, or a fiction, and his inn the dingiest collection of shabby buildings ever squeezed together in a rank corner as a club for Tom-cats." (127). This is explaining how Pip feels about his living conditions in London.

"Many a time of an evening, when I sat alone looking at the fire, I thought, after all, there was no fire like the forge fire and the kitchen fire at home." (213). I chose this because it shows how Pip feels about his home in the marshes and how he misses it and how many things remind him of home.

Summary

To sum it all up, Pip is sad because he has found out about how Estella really feels about him and how he has abandoned Joe for a false dream. He probably feels really empty too. As if his life does not matter anymore because his dreams about being with Estella have been shattered. He also realized that Miss havisham had nothing to do with being his benefactor. His benefactor had been the convict the entire time.

Motifs
  1. AMBITION AND SELF IMPROVEMENT
  2. SOCIAL CLASS
  3. CRIME, GUILT, AND INNOCENCE
Theme

True happiness has nothing to do with wealth or social status, and can only be fully achieved through hard work and determination.

Credits:

Created with images by Aleviva-Medien - "country house balustrade handrail" • soham_pablo - "Victorian building" • Karen Roe - "Ickworth Park (NT) 02-03-2012" • Markle1 - "Town Hall, Portsmouth"

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