Study Help Essay Questions

1. Why does Joe put up with Mrs. Joe's abuse? Do you agree with his choice, and did he do enough to protect Pip?

2. Do you think Miss Havisham was really rewarding Pip with the apprenticeship? Was it actually more revenge on men by chaining him to the forge when he preferred to be with Estella?

3. Why does Pip refuse to take any more of Magwitch's money? Was this the correct choice? Why or why not?

4. Which of the two endings do you prefer? If neither, how would you end the novel?

5. Does Estella's change at the end of the novel seem real?

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