Great Expectations Part 3, Chapter 42 and 43 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 3, Chapter 42 and 43 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Compeyson: the name of the second convict introduced in Chapter 3; he was Miss Havisham’s fiancee who jilted her at the altar

Arthur: the name of Miss Havisham’s half brother

Sally: Compeyson’s wife

Summary
Provis relates his life story to Herbert and Pip. It seems that he has spent all his life in and out of jails. Provis states, “I’ve been locked up as much as silver tea-kittle, I’ve been carted here and carted there, and put out of this town and put out of that town, and stuck in the stocks, and whipped and worried and drove.” Misfortune has followed him as long as he can remember. He had to rob in order to eat even as...

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