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Regarding the satire of Chapter XXXV of Great
Expectations, the funeral of Mrs. Joe is a mockery of death,
especially one so brutal and tragic as that of Mrs. Joe. In a
sense, this mockery parallels the life that Pip has been living as
he has become a parody of what a true gentleman is by being a snob
about his family and not visiting them. Pip's chains of guilt
certainly rattle in this chapter as he is brought back to reality
with the death of his sister, who did provide him a home.
But, he is not allowed to be the mourning brother as the fawning
Pumblechook insists upon arranging his hatband and smoothing his
cloak. Pip would have liked to have been with just the family
at this point, but instead Trabb and Co. have turned the funeral
into a celebrity event. So, when Pip finally visits, his visit is
made into a mockery. As he, then, departs into the mists, he
is yet confused about his life.