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Once more, the mists were rising as I walked away. If they disclosed to me, as I suspect they did, that I should not come back, and that Biddy was quite right, all I can say is—they were quite right too.
Throughout the narrative of Great Expectations, all the characters participate in the guilt and delinquency of others; likewise, there is a sympathy of nature with the psychological states of the characters, as well.
After the funeral, Pip speaks with Biddy after the funeral when he has told Joe that he will visit soon and often. Biddy seems rather skeptical and asks Pip,
"Are you quite sure, then, that you WILL come to see him often?” asked Biddy, stopping in the narrow garden walk, and looking at me under the stars with a clear and honest eye.
This skepticism piques Pip's guilt at not having visited much since he left home to become a gentleman in London. And, so he chides Biddy harboring negative feelings toward her all evening,
I reflected what an unkindness, what an injury, what an injustice, Biddy had done me.
However, when Pip departs the forge, the mists seems to suggest that he will not, in fact, visit Joe soon and often: "they were quite right, too" because Pip finds reasons to excuse himself from visiting Joe one the forge. For, it is not until Chapter 57 that Pip returns to the marshes and the forge after his burning and Joe's solicitous visit to care for Pip. Then, he wants to tell Joe how guilty he feels, begging forgiveness.
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