Brian Jaeger      English 326    Great Expectations Paper       Professor Fischer

Within two paragraphs of Chapter 44 in Great Expectations, Charles Dickens shows us the extent of Pip's relationship with Estella, while also giving us a theme of misguided emotion that is repeated throughout the novel.  The paragraphs where Pip divulges his love for Estella is just one of many times when we see a character trusting his or her emotions beyond reason. Dickens demonstrates how characters are forced to adjust in order to survive, or else allow themselves to be led astray by their own emotions.

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