Great Expectations - Chapter 1-4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1. Pip is in the cemetery in the marshes near his village. Pip is reading the inscription on his father and mother’s graves, as well as the graves of his five siblings, who died in infancy. As Pip sits there, a convict comes up behind him and searches him for food. Finding a piece of bread, the convict quickly eats it and then tells Pip that he wants more food. The convict tells Pip that he is with another convict, a younger man who would be most willing to come and kill Pip should he fail to return in the morning with more food and a file to remove their leg irons. Pip runs home, frightened.

Chapter 2. Pip returns home to learn his sister and guardian, Mrs. Joe, has been searching for him on the marshes with the Tickler, a stick she uses to beat both...

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