1. How does Dickens use setting to convey the mood right at the opening? He uses words like marshy country called the medway. River missed with seawater,Wet lots of trees,Graveyard, all are dark and strong words. 2. What does Dickens' description of the first convict tell us about him? That he is scared and is a convict. 3. What is surprising about the narrative point-of- view Dickens has adopted? He says it not like how it happend but how it was in is mind. 4. How does Dickens contrast the convict and Pip?
Pip is little, shy and doesn't think clearly. The convict is hesitant and worried. 5. But in what ways are these two characters similar?
They both are in a bad position in life.
6. What objects does the convict want brought to him?
He wants food and a file so he can take off the cuffs on his leg 7. What personal circumstance of Pip's is convenient for the convict?
1. How does Dickens arouse our sympathies for certain characters? 2. Why does Pip live with village blacksmith Joe Gargery?
3. What is the nature of the relationship between these two characters? 4. What object that Pip takes the convict makes him feel guilty and nearly gets him discovered? Chapter 3 1. What is surprising about the attitude of the two convicts towards one another? 2. What object in this chapter leads to a real mystery later on? Chapter 4
1. Explain the expression “like monumental Crusaders as to their legs." 2. What special occasion is being celebrated and how?
3. And yet why does Pip feel apprehensive and miserable?
1. How was the suspense of the previous chapter explained?
2. How did the first convict show his appreciation for Pip's loyalty at this point? 3. What apparently is the cause of the hostility between the two convicts? 4. Explain: “like a wicked Noah's ark" at the very end of the chapter. Chapter 6 1. Who is Pumblechook, and how does he get Pip into Satis House? Chapter 7 "I was to be apprenticed to Joe"--a seven-year...
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