A-Z Challenge (Book-Great Expectations)

Have you read this book? I loved it so much, it’s truly a masterpiece.

The book starts by telling the story of a young boy, named Pip, who lives with his sister and her husband.

Pip’s Uncle Pumblechook arranges for Pip to go to the house of a wealthy reclusive woman, Miss Havisham, to play with her adopted daughter, Estella.

Miss Havisham’s house is very strange for Pip. She was engaged years ago and loved her fiancée very much but he wanted to marry her only for her money.

On the wedding day, he left her and she could not get over that tragic day.

Great Expectations, on Bookdepository

She still wears her wedding dress, she stopped the clock when her fiancée left her, at 9 am, she left all the food on the tables, she shut the windows, anyway, crazy but sad things.

When I read all these things about her, what has happened to her, I was saddened. I could feel her pain, what she had to go through.

A-Z Challenge (Book-Great expectations)

On the other hand, I was mad at her, for letting that feeling ruin her life. After so many years, she could not let that feeling go away, she let it stay in her heart and mind.

» You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.»     -Chinese Proverb

A-Z Challenge (Book-Great expectations)

When I remember what she did, I remember this quote or proverb.
I think that we can change our feelings, and we can pass step by step away from the wounds and be free.
She stayed in the same place mentally, she let that feeling hurt her every day for the past years and that’s very bad for you.
Miss Havisham teaches Estella to hate boys and men and she grows to do that.
I encourage you to read this book, you will learn so much from it.
“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried than before–more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”
“We need never be ashamed of our tears.”
“There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.”
“The broken heart. You think you will die, but you just keep living, day after day after terrible day.”
Books I’ve read with the letter G:
  1. Gallows Thief – Bernard Cornwell
  2. Gifted Hands – Ben Carson
  3. The Great Gatsby – Scott F. Fitzgerald
  4. The Gift of Pain – Paul W. Brand
  5. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story – Ben Carson
  6. The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
  7. Go Set a Watchman – Harper Lee
  8. Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

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And also, you can see my read books, on Goodreads, here.

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