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67Pip has one of the guiltiest consciences in literature.

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65Falling in love is mainly a Western concept of moving from a feeling of neutrality towards a person to one of love. The use of the term “fall” implies that the process is in some way inevitable, uncontrollable, risky, irreversible, and that it puts the lover in a state of vulnerability, in the same way the word “fall” is used in the phrase “to fall ill” or “to fall into a trap”. The term is generally used to describe an (eventual) love that is strong.

58The name Satis House comes from the Latin satis for ‘enough’. It’s the name of a real mansion in England, which gained its name from a comment by Queen Elizabeth I who stayed there as a guest. As she left, the queen was asked if she had been comfortable during her stay. “Satis”, she answered.