Great Expectations

Describe the setting that Pip finds himself in at the end of Chapter 39. In what ways is this setting similar to Miss Havisham's at the Satis House? Why do you think Dickens makes this subtle comparison between Pip and Miss Havisham?

chapters 36-48

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Pip realizes that the convict is his benefactor yet, initially, is still concerned with matters of social class. Much like Miss Havisham Pip is rather alone in the world. Although Pip learns that his expectations were all a sham and he realizes that he has mistreated Biddy and Joe, he is still basing his thoughts on the class system, society's ideas of "gentleman " and "common." In many ways Pip has turned into a version of Miss Havisham but at least he still has time to change.