1. I will read the novel in my first period, where I T.A. Also, I plan to read for an additional 15 minutes at home.
2. What does the term "files and wittles refer to? Why does the man threaten Pip?
Miss Havisham is heart broken and left in a disarray on her wedding day when her fiance leaves her at the alter. Confidently this "fiance" is none other than Compeyson. In her rage at this situation Miss Havisham adopts Estella to use her to get back at men. Do you think that this justifies how Estella acts or is her manner just naturally how she is? Do you believe that Miss Havisham has the right to corrupt someone else's life and use them for her own selfish purposes?
What happens to Mis Joe that changes her?
When Dickens sought advice from his playwright friend about how to end the novel, his friend told him that the masses would expect and want Pip to find happiness. George Bernard Shaw, a famous Irish playwright who died in 1950, felt that the revised ending was "psychologically wrong" but "beautifully touching and exactly right." Which ending do you prefer and why do you prefer it?
If you could be any character, who would you be and why?
3. The best way to test my knowledge on the book, is filling out a literature analysis, and by answering multiple choice questions about the allusions, and motifs the novel has.