Great Expectations

7. Chapter 19 ends with a phrase clearly referring to the ending of Milton’s Paradise Lost: “Some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon,/ The world was all before them”. In what sense can we say that Great Expectations resemble Parad


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Pip must leave home feeling ashamed, embarrassed, guilty, and even humbled by his treatment of Joe. This chapter illustrates how selfish he has become, but it also shows us that he continues to have a heart and the ability to feel deep regret. He was saddened but looking ahead.


Great Expectations