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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 12 Summary

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Chapter 12 Summary

Pip pushes Miss Havisham every other day in a mobile lawn chair. She is constantly asking him if Estella was getting prettier. She asks him to sing. He sings "old Clem," a blacksmith song. As events unfold, he finds himself confiding in Biddy. Pumblechook is constantly discussing his "prospects" with his sister. But, now, after all this excitement and expectation in regards to the wealthy Miss Havisham, she tells him it is time for him to be apprenticed to Joe. When she hears this, Mrs. Joe has a fit.

Chapter 12 Analysis

After all the maneuverings and dreams of Pumblechook and Mrs. Joe in regards to Pip's visit to Miss Havisham's, all appears to have been in vain. Miss Havisham wants Pip to become apprenticed to Joe, dashing their dreams of capitalizing on Pip's prospects.

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