Great Expectations Part 2, Chapter 38 and 39 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 2, Chapter 38 and 39 Summary and Analysis

New Character
Mrs. Brandley: a widow and the lady Estella is living with in Richmond

Summary
Pip visits Richmond often to see Estella. He is continually hurt by her and states, “I suffered every kind and degree of torture that Estella could cause me.” She uses Pip to tease other admirers so he is never happy in her presence, yet he is more miserable when he is not near her. Miss Havisham sends for Estella and instructs Pip to bring her. They arrive at Satis House and Pip notices that nothing has changed. Miss Havisham dotes upon Estella. “She hung upon Estella’s beauty, hung upon her words, hung upon her gestures, and sat mumbling her own trembling fingers while she...

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