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Posts from the Chapter 3 Category

19In pre-Victorian days, convicts were given numbers instead of names, to stigmatize them as nonpersons and to keep them from being identified. On the other hand, carriages and hotel rooms were entitled to names instead of digits.

18“No one, at any rate no English writer, has written better about childhood than Dickens. In spite of all the knowledge that has accumulated since, in spite of the fact that children are now comparatively sanely treated, no novelist has shown the same power of entering into the child’s point of view.” George Orwell.

16This is the first time we meet Compeyson, the man who abandons Miss Havisham on her wedding day. He is the example of everything that was wrong with London at that time. He uses social status to get him out of trouble, and uses friendship and love for his own personal gains. Have things changed that much since then?

15The second sentence of this chapter made me gasp. I had to stop and sketch right then and there. I could not resist the endearing metaphor of the crying goblin. Period.