The Ending Scene: Reading Question for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Developed by Penguin Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA)
December 06, 2010
Spoiler alert: Questions may contain spoilers
10. In Chapter 59, when Pip places Joe and Biddy's son (also named Pip) on the same tombstone that opens the novel, what do you think Dickens intends to tell us with this image? Given the novel's theme of how the sins of others are visited upon us, do you view this image as a foreboding one in any way?