“Maybe this is why we read,
and why in moments of darkness we return to books:
to find words for what we already know.”
Great Expectations At Glance :
A young orphan Pip who lived with his sister and her husband in the marshes of Kent sits in a cemetery. One evening while looking at his parents’ tombstones. Suddenly, an escaped convict springs up from behind a tombstone grabs Pip and seeks him to bring him some eatables for his leg irons. He obeys, but the fearsome convict is soon captured and protects Pip by claiming to have stolen the items himself.
No sooner Pip is taken by his Uncle Pumblechook to rejoice at Satis House, the home of the wealthy dowager Miss Havisham, who is extremely eccentric: she wears an old dress everywhere she goes and keeps all the clocks in her house stopped at the same time. During his visit, he meets a beautiful girl named Estella, who treats him contemptuously.
But he hopes that Miss Havisham intends to make him a gentleman and marry him to Estella, but his hopes are dashed when, after few months of regular visits to Satis House, Miss Havisham decides to help him become a common laborer in his family’s business.
Hence the suspense remains as a complicated mystery which consequently begins to fall into place when Pip discovers that Compeyson was the man who abandoned Miss Havisham at the altar and that Estella is Magwitch’s daughter. Miss Havisham has raised Estella to break men’s hearts, as revenge for the pain, her own broken heart caused her.
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