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In Chapters 12-13, What does Pip expect to be the outcome of his fight with the "pale...

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viajudytran | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 23, 2010 at 8:28 AM via web

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In Chapters 12-13, What does Pip expect to be the outcome of his fight with the "pale young gentleman"?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted August 23, 2010 at 8:41 AM (Answer #1)

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I assume that you are asking what the consequences of the fight will be -- not who will win.  The fight happened in Chapter 11 so by Chapter 12, we know that Pip has won the fight easily.  At the start of Chapter 12, Pip is very worried about the consequences of the fight.  He is afraid for two reasons.

First, he is afraid that he will be in trouble with the law.  He keeps imagining that he is going to get arrested and he does things like trying to wash the blood out of his clothes so there will be no proof.  Second, he is afraid that Miss Havisham will be angry at him.  He imagines that she will punish him in some way.

I'm not sure what you mean by "proof," but the first two paragraphs of Chapter 12 show why Pip is afraid.

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