Great Expectations - Chapter 8-11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8. Pip spends the night at Mr. Pumblechook’s house and has breakfast with him the following morning, although Pip’s breakfast is much less opulent than Mr. Pumblechook’s. After breakfast, Mr. Pumblechook takes Pip to Miss Havisham’s and is unceremoniously dismissed by the young girl who opens the gate. The young girl walks Pip through the yard, past an abandoned brewery, and to a dark room just inside the main house. Pip is escorted through the dark house with only the light of a candle to guide them. Miss Havisham dismisses the girl and looks Pip over. She is sitting at a dressing table, wearing only one shoe and a wedding gown. Pip notices that the clocks are all stopped at the same time and the dressing table appears as though it has not been disturbed in many years.

Miss Havisham tells Pip she...

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