Joe Gargery

Life is made of ever so many partings welded together.

Background. "Life is made of ever so many partings welded together." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 27). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote is said by Joe Gargery to Pip. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 27 of Great Expectations: Joe looked at me for a single instant with something faintly like reproach. Utterly preposterous as his cravat was, and as his collars were, I was [...]

2018-05-07T19:15:25+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked.

Background. "If you can’t get to be oncommon through going straight, you’ll never get to do it through going crooked" is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 9). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by Joe Gargery, who is talking to Pip. Pip has returned from visiting Miss Havisham at Satis House and recounted his day their earlier in the day, inventing a story that he was treated well, [...]

2018-05-07T19:17:51+00:00 Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |