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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter 8 Summary

Pumblechook takes him to meet Miss Havisham, a wealthy woman, who lives in an Estate next to an old brewery. To Mr. Pumblechook's disappointment, Pip is let in alone by a very lovely young girl who he finds is named Estella. The young lady escorts him to a room, which he must enter alone. There he meets Miss Havisham, a skinny, somewhat shriveled white-haired lady, whose heart and mind were broken long ago. Estella and Pip play cards in front of Miss Havisham. Pip calls his Jacks "Knaves" and earns the scorn of Estella, who calls him "common" with "thick boots" and "coarse hands." When they are finished playing, Pip is told to come back in six days. Pip cries at Estella's arrogant treatment of him. She laughs at his tears and pushes him out of the gate.

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