Day 4

Great Expectations Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How self-aware does Pip seem at this point in the novel, compared to how he is earlier in the novel? How much of this self-awareness may be retroactively projected onto Pip by the older, wiser Pip narrating the story?

    Answers may vary. Students may notice that Pip is starting to have some metacognition about his shifts in perspective as he grows older. He is not pleased with himself in terms of how he treats Joe and Biddy once comes into his "expectations" and feels guilt over potentially encouraging Herbert to incur debt. Students may also comment that all of the events are told through the eyes of an older Pip and there may be a linearity to the events and a level...

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