Abel Magwitch

I was sent for life. It’s death to come back.

Background. "I was sent for life. It's death to come back." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 39). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by the character Abel Magwitch. The convict Abel Magwitch returns to England after being transported to Australia for his crimes. Magwitch is not supposed to return to the country and in this quote explains to Pip that he was sent there for life, and [...]

2018-03-06T15:14:32+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

A fearful man, all in coarse grey, with a great iron on his leg.

Background. "A fearful man, all in coarse grey, with a great iron on his leg." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 1). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Description of the character Abel Magwitch. Pip describes the escaped convict Abel Magwitch after being startled by him in a Kent churchyard at the beginning of Great Expectations. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 1 of Great Expectations: Ours was the marsh [...]

2018-05-18T22:09:24+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |