Clean, clean, keep cleaning, sister-mother-dog woman.
On the point of Pip's departure from his homeland, Great Expectations' hero ponders the woman who raised him, the brutal, angry Mrs Joe. A woman trapped in an isolating rural situation, fearful of losing her remaining family member to the illnesses that have claimed her loved ones. This woman driven to distraction by the endless hammering of her husband’s hammer on his anvil. Worn down by the battle with the elements that persistently invade her home.
"Where have you been, Pip? You come along in and be dosed."