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!

Discussion: Great Expectations Chapters 31-40

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The big reveal is here! For our latest discussion of Dickens' Great Expectations, the CenterForLit crew gets to throw around the first big climax and discuss all the implications it has for the themes we've been tracking. From here on out the ball will be rolling down hill and the conversation is sure to be juicy! But, of course, we still take time to revel in all the glories of the Aged P. 

Discussion: Great Expectations Ch. 21-30

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It's time for another discussion of our current Radio Read Along selection, Great Expectations! This time the crew considers chapters 21-30, which present an awesome opportunity to relish in Dickens's colorful side characters. Wemmick, Jaggers, and the Pockets are just some of wild personalities we discuss in depth in this episode. The role of wealth and "expectations" in the story also make an appearance.