The Rising Mists: At many different times
during the piece, Dickens uses the mists to show Pip's clarity of thought. "Once more the mists
were rising as I walked away. If they disclosed to me.." (Pg. 281) At times when he sees the rising
mists, Pip is able to see clearly what is going on inside and around him.
Miss Havisham's shoe: A few points during the story Pip
talks about Miss Havisham's shoe that is on the table. This shoe represents the fact that she
was not ready when she found out that her fianc´┐Ż left her. On page 233, while talking to Pip and
Miss Havisham, Estella picks up this shoe and idly plays with it. By doing this it shows her lack
of readiness for love in her life.