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by Charles Dickens

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Analyze this quote from Great Expectations: "Now the reality was in my hold, I only felt that I was dusty with the dust of the small coal, and that I had a weight upon my daily remembrance to which the anvil was a feather."

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In this particular excerpt, Pip is ruefully reflecting on the fact that his experiences of playing for Miss Havisham at Satis House have turned him into an almighty snob. Once upon a time, he thought that when he started his blacksmith's apprenticeship with Joe, he'd be distinguished and happy. But now he's caught a glimpse into a better world, a world of wealth and refinement, his whole attitude has changed completely, and he hates himself for it.

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