These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith.
Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.
If you're having a good time, then you'll be a good date." 1.
Do something that you'd enjoy — with or without your dream date.
The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file.
Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy.
Years later, Pip falls into a large fortune from an anonymous benefactor, and after making himself presentable, he returns to Estella.
The past few years have seen an increase in creative adaptations of classic novels.
Mike Newell's Great Expectations may seem uninspired compared to challenging and inventive films like Anna Karenina or Wuthering Heights, down to the easy casting of Helena Bonham Carter as a crazy old woman and a score that sometimes sounds lifted piece by piece from Pride & Prejudice.
This could be extremely controversial and slightly off-topic, but what about some sort of open thread about either (1) dating people who are way less busy than you are or (2) dating people who have way less money.
I know that outside of office romances, the subject of dating has not really been broached, but I think so many of the corporette-readers probably have had one of these two issues.