Wednesday, February 18, 2009


What themes do you feel come out strongly in chapter 12? Cite the text with page numbers.

I think that the Justice theme in shown in chapter 12. On page 76 when Pip
is worrying about being punished for figthing the "young gentleman" and then
on pages 79 and 80 when Pip's sister "abuses" Pip and Joe.
-- Megan --

I agree with Megan that the justice theme is shown but I also see identity. On page 78 Pip wonders what will happen to him if he keeps visiting Miss Havisham. He also wonders if his character could be influenced by Estella and Miss Havisham. What Pip means by this is that he wonders if he has place in high society which ties into the identity theme by trying to find a place to belong because this thought that Pip has shows that he feels like he doesn't have a place in his world that he is living in now.