It is 1852 and three young people meet for the first time in High Court of Chancery. They are the latest victims to be caught in the long-running court case of Jamdyce vs Jamdyce. A case which has caused the financial and moral breakdown of many previous claimants.
One bleak and windy evening, 8 year old Pip meets an escaped convict on the marshes. Shortly afterwards, he is summoned to Satis House, the derelict, gloomy home of the strange, reclusive Miss Havisham. Here, Pip meets and falls in love with the beautiful, cold-hearted Estella but can they ever be together?
How do we design sentences to fit their purposes and how do we combine them to communicate complex, contextualized meanings? This work takes discourse apart to show how it is organized and how it aids communication.