Motivations: 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
7. In Chapter 49, Miss Havisham confesses to Pip that in adopting Estella, she "meant to save her (Estella) from misery like my own." (page 753) Do you believe this, given Dickens' harsh characterization of Miss Havisham throughout the novel?