What might the title, Great Expectations, might indicate about possible themes to be found in the book?
Answers will vary. Students can explore the various connotations of the words. Students, for instance, may think that "great" might indicate extremely good, large, or important. If they've studied The Great Gatsby they may note the possibly ironic undertones of the word. "Expectations" may refer to things that someone in the book hopes for and expects, or what others might expect for that person.
During Pip's childhood, who takes care of him?
Pip lives with his sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery, who claims to have brought him up "by hand." Mrs. Joe Gargery does...
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