August 16, 2019
Carlyle, Thomas. Past and Present.
Carlyle, Thomas. Sartor Resartus.
Mill, John Stuart. Autobiography.
October 23, 2019 at 12:08 pm
Miss Havisham is encouraging this vicious cycle of class division between Pip and Estella. It seems like this may be for her own entertainment, as she is always prompting Pip to play with Estella, and to be involved with Estella. By asking if she’s growing prettier, it’s almost like she wants to make sure that Pip is in a vulnerable position for Estella to be condescending to him and beat him down. Miss Havisham is directly feeding and puppeteering this relationship to root both of them of their class status. What I do find interesting is that class roles seem to trump gender roles here.
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October 22, 2019 at 2:24 pm
I found this paragraph to be a little humorous in Pip’s analysis of the world around him, and also interesting. It seems that his sister is the dominant force in his domestic world. We learned through our previous readings that usually within Victorian society the father figure seems to rule the domestic sphere, but Pip seems to think otherwise within his household. Could this be because we are introduced to Pip’s world through his eyes, the perspective of a child?
October 22, 2019 at 1:40 pm
In the serial version, Part 9 began with Chapter 14.
October 22, 2019 at 1:39 pm
In the serial version, Part 8 began with Chapter 12.
October 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm
In the serial version, Part 7 began with Chapter 11.
October 22, 2019 at 1:36 pm
In the serial version, Part 6 began with Chapter 9.
October 22, 2019 at 1:35 pm
In the serial version, Part 5 began with Chapter 8.
October 22, 2019 at 1:34 pm
In the serial version, Part 4 began with Chapter 6.
October 22, 2019 at 1:33 pm
In the serial version, Part 3 began with Chapter 5.
In the serial version, Part 2 began with Chapter 3.
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