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PostSubject: Week 19 Homework due Feb 2   Mon 25 Jan 2016, 4:03 pm

*Continue working on your short story. Carefully read any comments made by your peer reviewer. Continue your plot, keeping in mind that the action will continue to rise, culminating in the climax.

*Study the vocabulary. The test will be available Friday, Jan 29-Sunday, Jan 31 on midnight.

*Read chapters 8-10 in Great Expectations. Answer the following questions: 

Chapter 8

1. Note the connection between the vegetation and the prison imagery in the descriptions of both Pumblechook's shop and Miss Havisham's house; how is Pip's very name involved in this imagery?

2. Note the description of Satis (Latin, meaning "enough' or plenty" as in satisfaction) House: “old brick, and dismal and had a great many bars to it." What other type of building does the derelict mansion seem to resemble?

3. Miss Havisham behaves like an aristocrat; by ________, however, her father made his fortune, which passed to her.

4. What does Miss Havisham's appearance remind Pip of? How is this analogy apt?

5. What about Pip does Estella criticize?

6. What does his reaction to her criticism tell us about Pip?

7. The key image for English society of the nineteenth century is the “rank garden with an old wall". God started our world , Dickens seems to say, as a paradise (The Garden of _________), but sinful and careless men have made a "rank garden" of it. Once again, the “old wall" suggests a prison. Early nineteenthth-century Britain had so many prisoners that there weren't prisons enough to hold them. Hence there are improvised prisons, the “_________" at the end of the “Meshes"; later, the convicts will be “transported" by prison ships to _________. Return means death.

Chapter 9

1. Why does Pip “embroider" his account of his visit to Satis House

2. Why do Pumblechook and Mrs. Joe believe this far-fetched account?

3. Note the admonition to the reader at the very end of the chapter; how does this passage further connect the story's vegetation and the prison imagery?

Chapter 10

1. How do we know the bank notes come from the convict?

2. What does this incident with the bank notes indicate about Joe?
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