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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 17 Summary

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Chapter 17 Summary

Pip pays a visit to Miss Havisham on her birthday. She gives him a guinea. Biddy goes through some physical changes and starts taking care of herself. He goes out with Biddy to the marshes and tells her he wants to be a gentleman. He tells her how Estella called him common. He wishes he could fall in love with Biddy. She is stable and good.

Chapter 17 Analysis

Estella pushes Pip into an uncomfortable relationship to his current life. He confides this to Biddy, a much more sympathetic person. The poison of his discontent will affect every corner of Pip's life until his hopes are realized in a surprising way.

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