Great Expectations

"I had never thought of being ashamed of my hands before; but I begun to consider them a very indifferent pair. Her contempt ‘for me’ was so strong, that it became infectious, and I caught it”. Explain. (Chapter VIII)

from chapter 8.

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Pip's hands were further evidence of his social status, and Estella was quick to point out his inferiority. Her opinion of him became infectious, as it quickly became the way in which he saw himself.


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