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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9 Summary

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Chapter 9 Summary

Upon reaching home, Mrs. Joe interrogates Pip about his visit with Miss Havisham. Given Miss Havisham's exceeding strangeness- and partially for her benefit, Pip lies to his sister. He says that they all sat together in a black velvet coach and ate their cake on gold plates. Later, Pip tells Joe that this was all a lie. Joe is rather disappointed in Pip for lying. He then tells Joe about how Estella called him common and how this affected him. Joe says that Pip need not despise the small amount of learning he has because it is the same foundation that very great men have. Like the King, they all have to learn their alphabet. Pip discloses that this was one of the most important days in his life.

Chapter 9 Analysis

Pip is forced to lie to his family about Miss Havisham so that he will not...

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