Great Expectations Part 1, Chapter 6 and 7 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 1, Chapter 6 and 7 Summary and Analysis

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Mr. Wopsle’s Great-Aunt: keeps an evening school in the village and also runs a general store

Biddy: runs Mr. Wopsle’s great-aunt’s general store and is her granddaughter; she is an orphan

Miss Havisham: mysterious rich lady who lives in town and leads a secluded life

Summary
Pip is one year older, and although he attends Mr. Wopsle’s great-aunt’s evening school in the village, it is Biddy who teaches him to read and write. Joe and Pip sit by the hearth and Pip writes Joe a letter. Joe is impressed by Pip’s awkward but scholarly endeavor and praises him. Pip asks Joe to read it, but Joe can only read the letters “JO.”...

(The entire section is 643 words.)