Art Expectations 256 Spiral Down
[page 276] Knowing that the convict needs to stay hidden (from the law), Pip closes all the shutters and locks the doors. He puts the convict up in Herbert’s room. Pip is out in the living room alone now, unable to sleep. As he sits by the fire, the truth starts to really sink in, how wretched he is. “The ship in which I had sailed was gone to pieces.” He believes Miss Havisham’s intentions for him to have Estella to be a mere dream in his head. But the deepest pain of all was that he’d deserted Joe (and Biddy). He can never undo what he’s done and go back to them. So, what will he do now? Continue on as before, taking the convict’s money and living the high life?