Quotations related to the character Pip from Great Expectations.

In a word, it was impossible for me to separate her, in the past or in the present, from the innermost life of my life.

Background. "In a word, it was impossible for me to separate her, in the past or in the present, from the innermost life of my life." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 29). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip sums up his feelings for Estella. Taken from the opening passage in Chapter 29 of Great Expectations: Estella laughed, and looked at the shoe in her hand, and laughed again, and [...]

2018-09-27T23:33:41+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things.

Background. "My first most vivid and broad impression of the identity of things." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 1). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said the character Pip, as narrator, at the beginning of Great Expectations. Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations in the first person, seen from Pip's point of view of his life. The novel is a Bildungsroman, a German term for an education or self-development novel. [...]

2018-09-20T09:09:20+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

Keep still, you little devil, or I’ll cut your throat!

Background. "Keep still, you little devil, or I’ll cut your throat!" is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 1). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said the character Abel Magwitch to Pip at the beginning of Great Expectations. Pip has stumbled upon the escaped convict Magwitch whilst visiting the graves of his family in the local churchyard.  Magwitch startles Pip, and threatens him as seen here. Despite being scared by [...]

2018-08-11T16:18:46+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

When I heard the Sunday bells, and looked around a little more upon the outspread beauty, I felt that I was not nearly thankful enough.

Background. "When I heard the Sunday bells, and looked around a little more upon the outspread beauty, I felt that I was not nearly thankful enough!" is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 57). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip reflects on his life and ungratitude. Having gained a fortune, and lost it along with a new circle of friends, he is taken back to the simplier days of his [...]

2018-09-09T17:23:11+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , , |

She put the mug down on the stones of the yard.

Background. "She put the mug down on the stones of the yard." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 8). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote shows Estella's contempt towards Pip. Pip, the narrator and main character of Great Expectations has started to pay visits to the house of the reclusive Miss Havisham. There, he meets Miss Havisham's ward Estella, who he thinks is very pretty and seemed very [...]

2018-09-12T10:57:40+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , , |

The bellows seemed to roar for the fugitives.

Background. "The bellows seemed to roar for the fugitives." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 5). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Dickens shows Pip's fear of the forge. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 5 of Great Expectations: As I watched them while they all stood clustering about the forge, enjoying themselves so much, I thought what terrible good sauce for a dinner my fugitive friend on the marshes was. [...]

2018-04-30T15:18:44+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

I work pretty hard for a sufficient living.

Background. "There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 59). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quotation is said by Pip in a conversation with Estella at the end of the novel Great Expectations. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 59 of [...]

2018-05-02T10:24:03+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

Tell me of my ingratitude. Don’t be so good to me!

Background. "Tell me of my ingratitude. Don’t be so good to me!" is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 57). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip tells Joe to tell him how ungrateful he has been towards him. Pip, having lost his fortune and friends, is alone and feeling ill at his lodgings. He wakes to find his good-natured brother-in-law Joe Gargery has come to nurse him back to health, despite Pip [...]

2018-03-21T09:37:42+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

Background. "I never had one hour's happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 38). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation said by the character Pip, reflecting on his desire to spend his life with Estella. Estella has been sent to live in the house of [...]

2018-09-23T10:51:57+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

I began fully to know how wrecked I was.

Background. "I began fully to know how wrecked I was." is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 39). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip reflects on how his ambitions have changed. he now finds himself harboring a wanted man, and his dreams of marrying Estella have been shattered. The quote comes at the end of Volume 2 of Great Expectations. Volume 2 begins with Pip moving to London to start [...]

2018-08-11T17:53:55+00:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |
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