In TLH Cordelia is in love with James since she was a child and in the family tree she marries James and not Grace who is James’ (Pip) Estella.
Biddy = Cordelia
“She acts as Estella’s foil.”
foil is a character that serves the purpose of making another characters traits or ideas more apparent. Usually by being “the opposite”.
Cassie did say that Cordelia is a scapegrace which means she’s a mischievous or maybe even a little mean (maybe a little like James’ father?). Her being a scapegrace may have led people, and james’ attention, to Grace who might be, as Tatiana (Miss Havisham) trained her, the most beautiful and most graceful charmer/deciever then.
“Pip ignores her affections for him as he fruitlessly pursues Estella.”
of course we all know he’s sooooo in love with Grace, tried to harm himself even, so how can he possibly notice Cordelia if he’s blinded by the Grace.
“he returns to claim Biddy as his bride, only to find out she married Joe”
I have a feeling that Joe might be Matthew?? I don’t know. just a guess.
Joe and Pip are friends, i don’t remember if they were best friends or something but they were friends. It could be possible that Matthew and Cordelia or Cordelia and another get married, we don’t know, its a possibility that James might have the same stupidity of timing with regards to proclaiming their love to the woman meant for them, like his father.
But of course Cassie would do a lot of plot twists and stuff there about the whole Pip-Biddy-Estella thing just like what she did on Tale of two cities story in TID.
Regarding TID. *spoiler* Will’s death is actually a reference to Tale of two Cities so is Jem and Tessa’s engagement and Will’s stupidity over screwing up his chance with her. which means Will’s death is actually a thing that follows ToTC’s story and not Cassie’s own evil plan to make us cry for weeks or more. In ToTC Sydney Carton dies and Sydney is Will so to follow the story she has to do it. I think?
Back to TLH..
Estella’s husband dies so Christopher Lightwood (Grace’s husband, as written in the family tree) might die. I have a feeling that Grace and Christopher’s marriage is the arranged one that Cassie said before.
As for Matthew and Grace’s “odd” relationship I don’t know what that is.. I have this thought at the back of my mind that it might be that Grace seduces Matthew as she is trained to do but I don’t think that is likely to happen.
.. and matthew could be gay??? we dont know.