Posts tagged Pumblechook
One of Betye Saar’s better-known and controversial pieces is that entitled “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima.” It is a “mammy” doll carrying a broom in one hand and a shotgun in the other, and placed in front of the Aunt Jemima’s syrup labels.
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.