Cruel Fate: Reading Question for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
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December 06, 2010
Spoiler alert: Questions may contain spoilers
8. In Chapter 49, when Miss Havisham is set on fire, do you believe that, given her state of mind, Dickens intends us to read this as an accident or as a kind of penance/attempted suicide on her part for her cruelty to Pip and Estella?