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Great Expectations Chapter Nineteen Summary
Morning comes, and Pip feels better. Much better.
He can’t wait to get to London and is worried it will change or disappear before he gets there.
Pip thinks about how he is going to come back and save the townspeople, giving them beer and delicious delicacies to feast on.
Pip and Joe have a moving moment. Pip tells Joe he’ll never forget him, but it feels a little contrived and insincere.
Pip and Biddy get into a fight over Joe. Pip asks Biddy to teach Joe everything she knows so that he might be worthy of his society.
Biddy tells Pip Joe is proud and that he might not want to be taken out of his current town and role in order to fill a new role in Pip’s society.
Pip has an uber condescending moment and tells Biddy she’s jealous and scolds her for her behavior.
Pip goes into town to get new clothes. Money changes everything. He has power.
He goes to other merchants too and gets dressed to the nines.
Wearing his new clothes he visits Miss Havisham who already knows his situation. She flaunts him in from of Sarah Pocket to heat her jealousy.
Pip carries his clothes home and does a fashion show on his last night for Biddy, Joe, and Mrs. Joe. They pretend to be happy for him.
Pip has wild dreams. Anxiety dreams.
Pip wants to go to the carriage by himself. He says goodbye. Biddy and Joe throw shoes after him. Pip feels OK until he’s on the carriage. He starts to cry. Hard.
He’s too far away.
This ends the first stage of Pip’s expectations.
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