Great Expectations Questions and Answers
What is the relationship between Pip and Estella in Great Expectations?
What are the most important moral lessons in Great Expectations? For each lesson, what is an example from the book?
Explain the context of this quote: "That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day" (Great Expectations, volume 1, chapter 8).
What are the main themes in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens? Please include explanations of these themes.
Why did Estella marry Drummle?
Explain the fairy tale theme in Great Expectations.
Describe Miss Havisham and her house from Great Expectations.
What happens at the end of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations?
How does Dickens use humor and pathos in Great Expectations? Please give a detailed explanation.
Discuss the theme of criminality as it is exposed in Dickens's Great Expectations.
What are the three stages of Pip's expectations?
Who is Pip's father?
Discuss the significance of the title of the novel Great Expectations.
How and why does Miss Havisham die in Great Expectations?
What is the role played by money in Great Expectations?
What are the differences between the book Great Expectations and the movie?
Who is the Avenger in chapters 24–34 of Great Expectations?
Compare and contrast Pip and Estella in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.
What is the quote where Pip realizes he would have been happier if he never came into money, never met Miss Havisham, and was still at the forge in Great Expectations?
Why is Philip Pirrip nicknamed "Pip" in Great Expectations?
How does Pip accumulate his fortune and spend it in Great Expectations?
What happened to Magwitch's money after his death?
In Great Expectations, why did Wemmick leave a note for Pip which reads "Don't go home"?
What were Pip's first impression of his parents and where had he derived these from?
What is the relationship between Estella and Miss Havisham in Great Expectations?
In Great Expectations, why does Pip lose his fortune? Can you quote the passage that tells us that he loses his fortune?
Why does Miss Havisham invite Pip to Satis House?
Who was the benefactor of Pip, and how did he make a difference in Pip's life, in the book Great Expectations?
What leads Pip to think that Miss Havisham is his secret benefactor?
Why did Pip lie to Mrs. Joe and Pumblechook about Miss Havisham in Great Expectations?
What is the purpose of Great Expectations?
In what chapter does Estella tell Pip that she has no heart and that she wants nothing to do with him?
What does it mean when Estella says, "I am what you have made me" around chapter 38?
In Great Expectations, the marriage of Biddy and Joe comes as a surprise to Pip. What two passages in previous chapters foreshadow this relationship?
Who killed Pip's sister?
Can I get some personification out of Great Expectations? I just need some personification examples with proof with quotes and this is like a priority that my teacher is requiring and I can't find any.
What is the moral lesson of Great Expectations and how would you evaluate the novel as a whole?
What is the story of Molly's past in Great Expectations?
Why is Estella so mean to Pip?
In what region of England are the marshes of Great Expectations found?
What incident takes place between Pip and the pale young gentleman in Great Expectations?
What are some literary devices used in Great Expectations, with examples and quotes?
In Chapter 5 of Great Expectations, what apparently is the cause of the hostility between the two convicts?
What is the tickler in Great Expectations?
What does the last line of Great Expectations mean?
What is implied about England's government when Joe tells Pip that Mrs. Joe, being given to government, does not want him to be educated?
Explain irony in the title of the novel Great Expectations.
What were Pip's parents' names?
What literary devices are used in Chapter 27 of Great Expectations?
What are some of the important events in Great Expectations?
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