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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 44 Summary

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Chapter 44 Summary

Pip now confronts Miss Havisham with what she had done to him. She admits that she intentionally led him on. "Who am I, for God's sake, that I should be kind?" He tells her that Herbert and Matthew are his friends and she should view them differently than her other, manipulative, grasping relatives. He says that she has been cruel to him. Estella now tells Pip the truth. She is going to marry Drummle. He tells her the very depth of his love but to know avail. When he passes by the Temple gates, there is a note from Wemmick. "Don't go home," it says.

Chapter 44 Analysis

In this critical scene, Miss Havisham is forced to face her cruelty to Pip. Her cruelty was intentional, part of her revenge against men. Now, Pip finds must face the terrible reality that Estella is going...

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