Hons Intro to Lit, Per 4
Literary Device Quote Commentary
A Secret Uncovered “I have often though of you,” said Estella. (520) This reveals the secret thoughts that Estella has for Pip at the end of the story.
Character’s Motivation I was in mortal terror of the young man who wanted my heart and liver... (21) This is the motivation to steal the brandy and pie for the man in the marsh.
Reference To The Book’s Title Now, I return to this young fellow. And the communication I have got to make is, that he has great expectations This is when Mr. Jaggers, Pip and Joe are talking.
Own Choosing He looked about him in a confused way, as if he had lost his place in the book of his remembrance. (375) Herbert is shocked on what Pip explained to him about Pip’s conversation with Campeyson.
External Conflict My sister made a dive at me, and fished me up by the hair: saying nothing more than the awful words, “You come along and be dosed.” (18) This quote represents external conflict because Mrs. Joe is inflicting pain on Pip.
Plot The apparition of a file of soldiers ringing down the butt-ends of their loaded muskets on our dooe-step caused the dinner-party to rise from the table in confusion... (38) The plot begins to move along because we, as the readers, are wondering what is going on.
Theme “Do you see him?” pursued my convict. “Do you see what a villain he is?...” (45) This shows theme by actions that happen later in the story by other characters.
Setting Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as as the river wound, twenty miles of sea. (9) To me this quote represents how peaceful the setting is in the story.
Mood “Was I absurd?” said Biddy, quietly raising her eyebrows; “I am sorry for that; I didn’t mean to be. I only want you to do well, and be comfortable.” (143) Biddy says this to Pip creating a mood of Misunderstanding for Pip’s reason why he wants to be a gentleman.
A Prediction of Your Own...