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The Great Expectations
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What's Pip's family name (last name)?
What point of view is this story in?
first person: told by Pip
What's Pip's real name?
Has Pip ever seen his parents?
Who's his sister?
Mrs. Joe Gargery
What were Pip's parents named?
Philip and Georgiana
Describe the marsh.
Dark, rainy, cold, dreary, very little sunlight
Who does he meet on the marsh? Describe him.
~dressed in all gray
~a prisoner who escaped
~has chains around his legs
T/F Pip lives by the graveyard
What does the convict instruct Pip to do?
He instructs Pip to get a file and some wittle (food) and give it to him the next day at the old Battery- a bank of earth on which large guns are mounted
Who does the man tell Pip about?
He tells Pip about a "Young Man " who will beat Pip up if he doesn't give what the convict instructs. This is said to threaten Pip.
What does it mean when Pip says that he and Joe were "brought up by hand"
His sister would beat/slap them. It essentially meant that they were raised very strictly.
Describe his sister.
Pip's sister was about 20 years older than Pip. She was abrasive, she had black hair, she wasn't good-looking, she had black eyes, she always wore an apron, she was rough
He was a blacksmith, a fair man with curls on each side of his smooth face, he had blue eyes, he was good-natured, he was mild, he was easy going, he was sweet-tempered, he was foolish
What did Joe warn Pip about?
That Mrs. Joe was looking all over for Pip and she was infuriated at him. She has the tickler with her.
What's the tickler?
It's a wax-ended piece of cane. Mrs. Joe uses it to hit Pip based on his behavior.
Does Mrs. Joe seem happy to have raised Pip?
No, she has a forceful demeanor towards Pip. She believes he's useless and is disappointed in his behavior.
What does it mean when it said Pip was "bolting his food" How did Mrs. Joe react to Pip "bolting his food"?
It meant he was eating quickly.
She pulled him by the hair and "dosed" Pip by making him drink tar-water.
What time of year is the beginning of the story taking place?
When Pip is in his bedroom, what noise does he hear? What does Joe tell him that means?
He hears the sound of great guns
It is a firing warning of a convict on the loose
Who's firing the guns?
The Hulks which are prison ships right across the marshes
Why do you suppose Pip is so interested in knowing about them?
b/c he's thinking of the convict he encountered earlier.
In the early morning, what did Pip do?
He stole some bread, some rind of cheese, have a jar of mincemeat. some brandy, and pork pie. He also took a file among Joe's tools. He then ran for the marshes to see the convict he encountered the day before.
Describe the morning that Pip went to go meet the man?
It was a rimy and very damp morning. It was cold.
T/F Joe said that when Pip was apprenticed to him, he would have such larks/fun at the Battery.
Who did Pip meet instead of his man? Describe him.
He met another convict. He was asleep and wore a hat. He was dressed in coarse gray, he had chains on his leg, his face was flat and broad rimmed. At first, Pip thought this was the young man.
When Pip finally meets his man, what does he give him?
How is the man different than on the day he met Pip?
The man didn't turn him upside down but left Pip right side upward. The man was weaker, appreciative, and less aggresive with Pip.
What does Pip think the convict got?
He thinks the convict got the argue, which means the chills and fever.
How does the man react when Pip mentions the other man he met?
He is shocked on whom it might me. He grabs Pip by the collar and is curious where the other man is.
What was the man doing as Pip slipped away?
The man was filing/breaking his chains from his leg.
Who is at the Christmas dinner?
Mr. Wopsle- the parish clerk
Mr. and Mrs. Hubble- a wheelwright and his wife
Mr. Pumblechook- Joe's uncle, a corn merchant
Who does Pip expect to be waiting at home? What does this tell us about his state?
He expected to find a constable (a policeman) in the kitchen, waiting to take him. This tells us that he's nervous about the convict and the robbery he made.
What does Pip tell Mrs. Joe when she asks where he has been?
He tells her "I had been down to hear the carols."
What would the "superb dinner" consist of?
A leg of a pickled pork and greens
A pair of toast stuffed fowls
A mince pie (which accounted for the mincemeat not being missed)
What did Pip say Joe looked like in his holiday clothes?
Nothing he wore seemed to fit him
When Pip and Joe came back from church what did he see?
Mrs. Joe dressed
The dinner dressing
The front door unlocked (this never happens)
What other things does Pip worry about during the course of the meal?
He was worried his sister would find out about the robbery in the pantry.
Describe Mr. Wopsle.
He had a Roman nose, a large, shining forehead, and a deep voice that he was uncommonly proud of.
What was Pip not allowed to do?
He wasn't allowed to call Uncle Pumblechook "uncle"
Describe Uncle Pumblechook.
Hard-breathing, middle-aged, slow man, with a mouth like a fish, dull staring eyes, and sandy hair thay stood upright on his head.
What did Uncle Pumblechook bring?
Sherry Wine and Port Wine
How did Joe comfort Pip during dinner time?
By giving Pip gravy.
What does Mrs. Hubble continually tell Mrs. Joe?
Pip was a troubling boy, a burden.
he needed to be more grateful
What happened when Uncle Pumblechook drank his brandy?
He was turning around several times in an appalling, spasmodic, whooping-cough dance, and rushing out at the door; he then became visible through the window, making the most hideous faces.
What does Pip believe has happened?
Pip thought he had murdered him somehow.
What was in the Brandy?
What thoughts were running through Pip's head when his sister mentioned getting pie?
His thoughts consisted of running away b/c he could see what was next to come.
Why is Pip so nervous? What does this finally make him do?
Pip is nervous b/c he's afraid of the consequences he will suffer under the wrath of his sister. As a result, he ran out the door.
Who is a the door just as he does this?
Soldiers with their muskets holding a pair of handcuffs.
What happens to the Christmas party as the chapter opens?
The dinner party rose from the table and were confused.
Who are they to see? Why do they want to see him?
They want to see Joe to fix the handcuffs.
What does Joe say about the situation?
He said he needs the lightinng of his forge fire and it would take 2 hours
Who does Pip think the handcuffs are for? Why do you suppose he thinks this?
He thought they were for him b/c he helped a convict by stealing food from his pantry.
How does he feel after he finds out that they aren't for him?
He's relieved. He was "in agony of apprehension"
He is still worried.
Who are the men looking for?
2 convicts out on the marshes.
Who went to the marshes?
Mr. Wopsle, Pip, Joe, the soldiers
When they were to reach the marshes, what were they told to do?
Keep in the rear and speak no word
What is Pip afraid that the convict will think about him?
A deceiving imp and hound who brought the soldiers here.
What were the 2 convicts doing when the soldiers came on the scene?
The convicts are fighting. Pip's convict pulverizing the other.
They were in a ditch.
What do the 2 convicts say about each other?
The younger convict was saying that Pip's convict was trying to murder him, while Pip's convict said her just wanted to send him to the authorities.
Do you think that the second convict was really the man that Pip's convict said was with him in the opening scene. Why or why not?
No b/c the other convict seems scrawny and cowardly. He doesn't look like he would portray the young man.
What can you say about the convicts' feelings for one another, give examples as to why you think this?
They consider each other as liars, they are abusive towards each other, they quarrel a lot, and there's hatred and bad blood between them.
After the marshes, where did they all go?
A rough wooden hut and a landing place.
What does the convict admit to while at the hut?
He stole food from Joe b/c he needed to eat.
How does Joe react to this confession?
He reacts calmly by saying they would never let anyone starve.
What does this tell us about Joe?
He's compassionate, forgiving, & sympathetic
Why do you think the convict falsely admitted this?
The convict falsely admitted this to protect Pip.
What did Pip want to do at the end of the chapter? Why didn't he?
He wanted to tell Joe the whole truth but he was too cowardly and he dodn't want Joe to think of him worse.
What did Pip have to do with the money he earned?
He had to put it in a money box that was kept on the kitchen mantel.
What businesses does Mr. Wopsle's great aunt run?
She runs an evening school in the village and keeps a little general shop.
Who's Biddy? Describe her.
She is Mr. Wopsle's great aunt's granddaughter.
She was an orphan, she was brought up by hand, her hair always needed brushing, her hands walways wanted washing, and her shoes needed mending,
What is Pip trying to learn?
He is trying to learn the alphabet and count the numbers 1-9
He is trying to read and write
How did Pip find out Joe couldn't read?
He had him read the scholar he wrote for him and at church, they held the prayer book upside down.
Why did Joe say he didn't attend school?
His father was always drunk, he then ran away with his mother, his father took them back home, he had to work
There was no time to go school for Joe
Describe Joe's view of his father.
He was abusive, abrasive, drunk, but he still loved him.
Why do you think Joe tolerates Mrs. Joe hitting him?
He didn't want to be lonely. He saw his mother suffer and is willing to put up with any needs asked by Mrs. Joe.
Why do you suppose Joe is with Mrs. Joe in the first place?
B/c she had Pip with her
Pip was Joe's company.
What does "dull" mean? Do you believe that Joe really is dull? Why or why not?
Dull means not bright. He's not the smartest but has an attitude of grattitude and compassion.
Where was Mrs. Joe at?
She was at the market with Uncle Pumblechook.
What does Mrs. Joe want Pip to do?
She wants Pip to play at Miss Havisham's.
Who is Miss Havisham?
Immensely rich/grim lady who lived in a large house and lived a life of seclusion.
Who was he staying with that night?
Who are we introduced in Chapter 7?
Estella and Mrs. Havisham
Describe Pip's stay with Uncle Pumblechook.
At night, Pip was sent straight to bed in the attic with a sloping roof. At breakfast, all he would do is talk arithmetic to Pip.
Was Uncle Pumblechook allowed in the gates?
What were Uncle Pumblechoo's last words to Pip before entering Miss Havisham's. What does he mean by this?
"Boy! Let your behavior here be credit unto them which brought you up by hand." It means act mature/responsible like Mrs. Joe raised Pip to be. BEHAVE HIMSELF
What is the name of the house?What does it signify?
Satis// it means enough house. It signifies whoever has this house, should want nothing else.
How does the atmosphere of the house foreshadow Pip's encounter with Miss Havisham?
It was all dark. Pip was afraid and uncomfortable. It foreshadows his bad visit.
Describe Miss Havisham and her surroundings.
She's all dressed in rich materials-satins, and lace, and silks all of white. Her shoes were white. She had a long white veil, her hair was white. She wore jewelry around her neck. She's old and bridelike. Dresses and half-packed trunks were scattered about. there were some flowers and a prayer book.
What does Pip realize about the room and its contents?
Everything that was white within Pip's view had lost its luster, and was faded into yellow. The time in the room seemed to stop.
How has Estella treated Pip throughout this meeting?
Estella treated him with scorn and disdain. She made Pip feel ashamed and common.
Show three examples of how Pip is common.
He has thick boots, coarse hands, he called the picture cards jacks not knaves.
What delighted Estella?
She was delighted that she was the cause of Pip's tears.
Who won the game?
T/F Pip was supposed to come back after 6 days.
What food did Estella give Pip?
Meat, bread, and beer
How did Pip feel about himself by the end of the chapter?
He was a common laboring boy
his hands were course
his boots were thick
He is self-conscious about himself as a commoner
What did Pip tell Uncle Pumblechook and Mrs. Joe about Miss Havisham?
That she was sitting in a black velvet coach and that her niece Estella was there.
How does Pip describe his stay at Miss Havisham's to his uncle and sister?
They eat cake and drink wine on gold plates. They played flags. Estella had a blue flag. Pip had a red flag. Miss Havisham had a flag with gold stars. They waved their swords and hurrahed. He overall embelishes the story.
Why do you suppose he did this?
He wanted to show how "adventurous" his time was by impressing and amazing them. He wanted to avoid the turth. He didn't want to tell them the real truth b/c he was ashamed.
What does Pip discuss with Joe?
Pip spills the truth about his encounter with Miss Havisham. he tells Joe that his visit was awful and he relized he was common.
What advice does Pip give the readers at the end of this chapter? Why is it significant?
"Think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. " This shows Pip has opened his eyes of him being common, and he talks about moments of his life that has changed forever.
Who does Pip seek help from? What does he want help with?
He wants her to impart all her learning to Pip.
Where did Pip have to go after school why?
Pip had to go to the Three Jolly Bargemen b/c his sister instructed Pip to get Joe from there.
(Joe would sometimes smoke his pipe there)
Describe the stranger.
He was a "secret-looking" man, his head was all on one side, and one of his eyes was half shut.
What did the stranger do that made Pip nervous?
He kept staring and nodding at Pip.
He also stirred his drink with a file.
What drink did Joe order?
What did the stranger say he have Pip? What did he really give him?
He said he gave Pip a bright new shilling.
He really gave him 2 one-pound notes, which was 40 shillings, which was about $10.
Who do you think the stranger might be?
The convict's helper.
Who do we meet in Chapter 10?
Camilla and her husband
Miss Sarah Pocket
& a pale young gentleman
What does Estella do to Pip?
She takes him to a room and said, "You are to go there, boy, till you are wanted." "There" was referring to the window. Then she askes him if he thinks she's pretty then insults and slaps him.
Who was the most talkative of the ladies?
She reminded Pip of his sister.
What did the adult's conversation consist of?
A fellow named Mathew Pocket
Describe the man they meet on the stairs? What does he tell Pip to do?
The man had a dark complexion, a large head, he was bald on the top of his head he had bushy black eyebrows. The man tells Pip to behave himself.
What does Miss Havisham want Pip to do instead of play?
She wants Pip to work.
Describe the room in detail that Pip is sent into.
It's dark, it has an airless smell. it was filled with dust and mold, there was a long table with a table-cloth on it and a centerpiece in the middle (bride cake)
There were spiders and mice in the room.
What does she say will happen in this room?
This will be the room where she would be laid when she's dead.
Explain the metaphor that Miss Havisham uses about the people coming to feast on her.
She explains that people will collect their shares of her will after her death.
Who will be at the head of the table when she dies?
What day is it? How does Miss Havisham feel about it?
IT'S HER BIRTHDAY
She doesn't feel the need to celebrate it. She feels like she's getting old. She doesn't like people speaking of it.
Who does Pip meet in the garden? Describe his demeanor.
A pale young gentleman
he had red eyelids and light hair
his manner was so final and filled with caution
What happened between Pip and this young man?
They were fighting. Pip kept throwing punches and the young man kept falling. PIP WON THE FIGHT.
What did Estella let Pip do? What was his reaction to this?
She let hum kiss her. He felt that the kiss was worthless.
At the opening of Chapter 11, who was Pip worried about? Why?
Pip was worried about the pale young man b/c he thinks something will happen to him as a result of his quarrel with him.
T/F Whenever Miss Havisham was tired of walking with her hand upon Pip's shoulder, she was pushed in a garden chair (wheelchair).
How often does Pip visit Miss Havisham?
Every alternate day at noon.
What did Pip hope that Miss Havisham would do? Did she? Why did Pip think so?
He hoped she would offer help (give money) to him on becoming an apprentice to Joe.
No b/c she though of Pip as ignorant and stupid.
What pleases Miss Havisham?
When Pip says Estella is pretty.
Who said: "Break their hearts, my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy!"
Who did Pip confide in?
What made Mrs. Joe angry?
That Joe and Pip should see Miss Havisham with indentures (a contract binding an apprentice to a master) b/c she wasn't invited.
Why was Pip ashamed of Joe?
He would address Pip not Miss Havisham when he spoke
His ignorance ashamed Pip
What had Pip become after leaving Miss Havisham's?
HE WAS AN APPRENTICE TO JOE
What was Pip's biggest fear?
Estella would find Pip with a black face and hands, doing the coarsest part of his work.
How much money did Miss Havisham give to Pip?
What does Pip want to do? What is Joe's opinion of this?
Pip wants to visit Miss Havisham.
Joe wouldn't go b/c she will think Pip has gone to ask for more money, but as long aas he abides by the rules then he could go.
Who are we introduced to in Chapter 12?
Orlick- a journeyman (a person who has learned a trade and is no longer an apprentice, but who still works for a master craftsman). He's a broad-shouldered, loose-limbed, never in a hurry, strong, and always slounching man.
T/F Joe doesn't give a half holiday to Orlick.
What does Orlick try to get from Joe, how does he go about doing it?
He wants a half-holiday like Pip
He claims Joe is favoring Pip.
Describe Orlick's encounter with Mrs. Joe
They were quarreling by insulting each other and calling each other rude names.
Where was Estella when Pip came to visit?
She was abroad educating for a lady.
How would you describe Miss Havisham's reception of Pip?
She was enjoyed that Pip came to see Estella but then dismissed him. She was satisfied in tearing him down.
What news did Pip receive on his way home?
Convicts attacked/entered Pip's house and somebody is hurt.
According to Pip, what 2 people could have assaulted Mrs. Joe?
The strange man with the file or Orlick
Who do you believe did it? Why?
The strange man b/c Orlick was with Pip earlier in the story
Describe Mrs. Joe's state after the attack.
Her hearing and memory were greatly impaired. Her speech was unintelligible but she was patient more than ever.
T/F Mrs. Joe had been knocked with a tremendous blow to the back of her head.
Where was Joe when all of this happened?
He was in the Three Jolly Bargemen
What was found on the ground beside Mrs. Joe when Joe came back?
A convict's leg iron which had been filed.
Who takes care of Mrs. Joe, how did she come to live with them?
Mr. Wopsle's great aunt died
What did Biddy believe the "curious T" to be?
A hammer which belonged to Orlick
T/F It became an annual thing for Pip to come to Miss Havisham's on her birthday.
What changes in Biddy did Pip notice?
Her shoes came up at heel, her hair grew bright and neat, her hands were always clean. She was common and had pretty eyes.
What do Biddy and Pip talk about?
How Pip wants to be a gentleman
How can you tell Biddy is very intelligent?
She used reason and logic as she responded to Pip.
Why is Biddy afraid of Orlick?
She's afraid that he likes her.
Who comes to the Three Jolly Bargemen for Joe and Pip? What does he want?
Mr. Jaggers, a lawyer in London who wants a private conference with them.
What news does Jaggers tell Pip once they get home?
That Pip has Great Expectations and he should be brought up as a gentleman.
What do we find out the title of the book implies?
It implies Pip becoming a gentleman, a young fellow of great expectations
When Mr. Jaggers offer Joe for money, does Joe accept it?
What are the conditions of the deal?
~Pip should always bear the name of Pip
~The name of the person who is the liberal benefactor remains a secret until that person chooses to reveal themself.
Who is Matthew Pocket and what is he supposed to do?
He's supposed to be Pip's tutor on becoming a gentleman. He knows Miss Hasvsham.
How much money does Jaggers give Pip for clothes?
What was Joe's response to the news? What was Pip's?
Joe was dumbfounded and was going to miss his best friend Pip.
Pip is excited and can't wait to become a gentleman.
Describe Pip as he waits for the day to go?
He counts down the days, he's excited, but then feels lonely
How does Joe let Pip feel free?
By putting Pip's indentures in the fire.
What do Pip and Biddy talk about?
Pip wanted Biddy to help Joe with his manners but Biddy said he was already happy.
What does Pip go to Mr. Trabb for?
He goes there fro a fashionable suit of clothes.
How does Mr. Pumblechook treat Pip? How is this different than usual?
Mr. Pumblechook treated Pip with honor, glory, and respect.
Usually, he would treat Pip as a nobody.
Who did Pip say goodbye to? Describe this encounter.
He goes to say goodbye to Miss Havisham. She was enjoyed and delighted to see him.
How did Pip tell Joe he wanted to leave the village? Why?
Pip wished to walk away alone b/c he was afraid people would look at him differently if he road the coach with Joe.
Describe Pip's departure.
Pip kissed his sister, Biddy, and hugged Joe. When he was walking, he broke out in tears wishing Joe was with him.
Describe the transformation that Pip has gone through from chapter 1-15.
At first, Pip was a happy, young boy, but when he realized he was common, he yearned to become a gentleman. When he was given that opportunity, he became egotistical and started to view himself differently from everyone else.
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