With love as one of the greatest driving forces in life, Pip's determination to win the love of Estella impels him to strive to become a gentleman and rise in social class so that he can be able to earn the beautiful young lady's love. To do so is Pip's "great expectation." He hopes that when he comes into money and is educated, he will be the equal of Estella and able to attain her. That money has power to change people's attitudes toward one another is a favorite subject of Dickens and Pip's attitude that money will make him more favorable in Estella's eyes is an example of this classic theme. But one must ask....at what cost?!
We will be having a test on the first part of the book on Monday, December 17th. It would behoove you to look over the notes taken in class as well as any handouts!
Progress reports will be posted this week- this test will be the final grade in the gradebook before I submit scores!
Have a great week and an even happier holiday!
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