Day 3

Great Expectations Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does Mr. Wemmick's relationship with his father compare with other parent/child or guardian/child relationships in the novel?

    Mr. Wemmick has a positive relationship with his father, to whom he refers as the "Aged Parent" or "Aged P." He takes care of his father and he and his father are fond of each other. Students may compare this relationship with other parent/child relationships or guardian/child relationships, such as Miss Havisham's relationship with Estella, Pip's relationship with his sister and with Joe, or Mr. and Mrs. Pocket's style of raising their children.

  2. 2

    How does Mr. Wemmick find work-life balance?

    He leaves work behind when he leaves...

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