Great Expectations

What's the significance of the title in this novel?

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As a symbol, the tilte of Great Expectations illustrates the idea that most of us want more from life than we've been given. It has to do with the desire to do better, to be better, to learn more, and to have the possibilty of attaining our dreams. In Great Expectations, Pip's greatest dream is to attain Estella's love, and he believes he's been afforded the means to gain this dream. Unfortunately, the "great expectations" aren't what they thought them to be.....