my dear!"

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: Great Expectations (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: Chapter XLIX

The phrase reminds us of Magwitch's attachment to Pip, Now for Miss Havisham it expresses a tender affection. Her healing has begun through Pip, and his through her. In recognizing their common beginnings, they begin a common recuperation.

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