10 Important Quotes in Great Expectations

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1) “Ask no questions, and you’ll be told no lies.” The author uses mystery. The importance of this quote is how mrs.Joe describes how she feels towards Pip. Mrs.Joe considers Pip to be a nuisance, a burden. She also considers her parents death to be the biggest event that changed her life. She feels that Pip was the destroyer of her dreams, so she seeks revenge to destroy his.Pg12 2) “So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me” The author is using a metaphor that Estella’s success and failure both create the person she is. The quote is important because matron accuses Estella of being ingratitude, cold, and having a lack of love. So Estella replies by asking how Miss Havisham could reproach her ward for being cold when her personality came about as a direct result of Miss Havisham's tutelage. Pg.373 3) “My convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me… I looked at him eagerly when he looked at me, and slightly moved my hands and shook my head. I had been waiting for him to see me, that i might try to assure him of my innocence. It was not at all expressed to me that he comprehended my intention, for he gave me a look that I did not understand, and it all passed in a moment. But if he had looked at me for an hour or for a day, I could not have remembered his face ever afterwards as having been more attentive.” The author is using first person point of view to show how Pip is feeling. The importance of this quote is Pip’s brief reunion with Magwitch after the later has been captured by the police. Pip is always concerned with what other people may think about his behavior, he is anxious to know if Magwitch thinks that Pip is innocent and that he is not responsible for turning Magwitch to the police. When Magwitch looks at Pip he seems to experience feelings that have nothing to

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