I have an unpleasant memory as a kid of a family member that tried to force me to eat sardines, and the more she tried, the less I wanted anything to do with them. She was, in fact, bulling me to cave to her commands. It was awful.
Posts tagged Mrs. Hubble
There are many themes in the novel. One of theme is guilt. It is one of the main reasons I love the story. The hero, Pip, feels guilty about everything, all the time. He assumes culpability in each relationship, even though he’s always innocent. He takes the guilt of the world on his shoulders.
To read Great Expectation is to listen to it. Dickens sustains a beautiful lyrical tone in his descriptions of people and places along the entire novel. The prose is very musical. It’s like reading poetry. Mr. Hubble’s wide stance is described on with page in a hilarious yet whimsical way.