Discussion: Great Expectations Ch. 51-59

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We’ve finally made it to the very end of our Great Expectations journey! In this last discussion we look back on Pip’s development, relish his relationship to Joe, and discuss why Dickens’ editor had him change Pip’s ending with Estella. And, if you wait until the end of the episode, you won’t want to miss the announcement of what our next Radio Read Along title will be!

Discussion: Great Expectations Ch. 41-50

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We're taking one last break in the story to discuss Chapters 41-50 of Great Expectations! So much has finally been revealed in this section. We talk through all the implications of these major plot points and, among other things, we consider the imagery of Miss Havisham's last scene, we look at the intentionality of Dickens' structure, and we consider Pip's love for Estella in terms of Dante's for Beatrice. The end of the novel may be approaching, but the meaty conversations are just beginning!