I agree with this analysis insomuch as the ending of the main plot is weak, but this still remains one of my favourite books because of my sympathy towards Mr. Headstone going against everything he had believed and worked for. <br>I hadn't read any Dicken's since school and had forgotton his repetiveness in demonstraiting a point, e.g. the routine of one of the dinner party, (Mr. Podsnap?) Very effective.