Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Great Expectations, ending

Which ending do you prefer, and why? 

How do you interpret "I saw the shadow of no parting from her"?


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Great Expectations, Vol III, Ch 12-13

Three minutes in your notebook: 

Pip declines further help from Provis and turns down Miss Havisham's offer of something for himself when he requests aid for Harold. Wemmick disapproves of this, saying "every man's business is portable property." Whose perspective on "portable property" do you agree with more, in general, and why?

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Great Expectations, Volume III, Ch 4-11 [43-50]

Ten minutes in your googledoc file: 
  1. Look at Pip’s rare moment of direct address at the start of chapter 8 [47]: “Why did you who read this commit that not dissimilar inconsistency of your own, last year, last month, last week?” (p. 377).  First of all, what is he describing? What is he doing here, and how might you sum it up in one word or a brief phrase? Secondly, try to imagine a moment in your life that fits this description, and answer Pip’s “why” as best you can.
  2. Is Pip truly in love with Estella? Why do you think so? Or, if you think not, how would you describe his feelings for her?