Great Expectations Setting & Symbolism

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Tickler

Tickler is a cane Mrs. Joe uses to beat both Pip and Joe whenever they do something wrong or she is angry.

Chaise-Cart

Mr. Pumblechook is a man of some means due to being single and having his own corn seed business. Mrs. Joe treats Mr. Pumblechook like royalty because of the respect his means can bring to her. Mrs. Joe often goes into town on market days to help Mr. Pumblechook and he will bring her home in his chaise-cart rather than make her walk.

Leg-Irons

The prisoners in the Hulks wear leg-irons. Abel Magwitch is still wearing leg-irons when Pip first meets him, but manages to get them off with a file Pip brings him from Joe’s forge. Later, Orlick finds these leg-irons and keeps them for many years before using them to hit Mrs. Joe over the head, leaving her permanently disabled.

Wedding Cake

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