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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 49 Summary

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Chapter 49 Summary

Pip now walks to Mrs. Havisham with an edge of loneliness. His world is rapidly collapsing. When he gets there, she asks him how much is needed to settle with Herbert. He says "900 pounds." She gives it to him, but Miss Havisham, for the first time, is truly broken with remorse. Pip forgives her. She weeps. She speaks of how she stole Estella's heart away and put ice in its place, a fact she understands now because of Estella's coldness to her. She is unaware of Estella's history and received her from Jaggers when she was two or three. He takes a last walk around Miss Havisham's and then goes to check on her one final time. He sees her near the fire and is about to leave when a great flame engulfs her. She runs towards her. Fortunately, he smothers the fire and saves...

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