There are lots of creepy crawlies throughout Great Expectations. You may have noticed the spider community that lives in the twenty-five year old wedding cake in Miss Havisham’s dining room. Oh yes indeed. There are also beetles by the fire, and mice behind the walls. If Miss Havisham has transformed her house into a tomb, with its boarded up windows and lack of sunlight, then we can only guess (oh, yes) that these creatures are indicative of the decomposition that accompanies death. Yummy! Pay attention to other moments where bugs feature largely. Remember the night Pip spends at the motel in Covent Garden? Need we say more?