I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

Background.

Great Expectations

itemI have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 59).

item Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.

 

Context.

item Taken from the following passage in Chapter 59, in which Estella is talking to Pip about their friendship:

“But you said to me, returned Estella, very earnestly, “God bless you, God forgive you!’ And if you could say that to me then, you will not hesitate to say that to me now,—now, when suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but—I hope—into a better shape. Be as considerate and good to me as you were, and tell me we are friends.”

 

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