Magwitch, as a convict at the beginning of the book was very intimidating to Pip.
He moves out of England and makesy quite a fortune as a sheep farmer.
Havisham uses Estella and Pip for self-gratification
she feeds off the envy of her relatives
represented by the mice feeding off the cake and gnawing at her heart
ex: Ms Joe raising Pip "by hand"
He has a sense of humour, which he displays while talking to Pip with such things as, when talking about Mr.
If she tears your heart to pieces - and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper - love her, love her, love her!’
Pip goes off to become a gentleman in order for Estella to love him
Using People as Objects
It also shows that even criminals have the ability to show kindness.
Magwitch is a good man, yet sometimes his intentions are mistaken and he does what he deems necessary.
I saw that the dress
had been put upon the rounded figure of a young woman,
and that the figure upon which it now hung loose, had shrunk to skin and bone
Miss Havisham Description
old, grim, wealthy, eccentric woman
lives in rotting mansion (Satis House)
was jilted by groom on wedding day***
time stopped for her, symbolized by all clocks stopped at 8:40
never changed out of wedding clothes, never put on other shoe
sought revenge on entire male sex
adopted Estella and raised her to brake men's hearts'
she dies from the burns of her wedding dress catching on fire
dynamic character before she dies, she is apologetic to pip because she realized the pain she was causing Pip to suffer just like she did; she was not getting any kind of personnel revenge out of it
Throughout the book, Wemmick acts as an adviser and friend to Pip.
He is notable for displaying the Victorian ideal of 'separate spheres', wherein a man distinctly separates his professional life from his personal life.
At work, Wemmick assumes an uncaring, disdainful attitude towards Mr.
takes undeserved credit for Pip's rise in social status
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- He is an orphan and raised by his abusive older sister
- Influenced by Joe’s dominating traits, such as kindness and childishness
- In the early events of the novel, Pip wishes to become a blacksmith like Joe
- After meeting Estella, he learns to be ashamed of his common lifestyle
- He aspires to become a gentleman and thinks that wealth and education will make him worthy of Estella
- Pip has always been abused and viewed as a burden by his sister, and accused of being ungrateful by the adults around him
- Pip is often conflicted with his conscience
- His two dominating traits are his unrealistic idealism and clouded but definite loyalty
- Expectations about Estella, money and being a gentleman, which are all the contributing factors to his major downfall
Joe's uncle, but referred to as Uncle Pumblechook by Pip and his sister
a greedy, arrogant, money obsessive merchant responsible for Pip's first meeting with Ms.
Until Pip's great expectations, the two help each other grow, with Pip making Joe a better scholar and Joe putting Pip under his wing for Pip's blacksmith apprentice.
What have I done!’ (49.45)
-Adopted by Miss Havisham as a child
-Raised to have no heart and break those of men
-Estella = Stella = Star
-Cold, cruel and unreachable(for Pip)
-Abuses Pip emotionally
-Estella on Pip ["He calls the knaves, jacks this boy, and what coarse hands and thick boots"](pg.
-Makes Pip long for upper class life
-Leads Pip on all throughout the story
-Sympathetic under cold exterior
“I set off on the four-mile walk to our forge; pondering, as I went along, on all I had seen, and deeply revolving that I was a common labouring boy; that my hands were coarse; that my boots were thick; that I had fallen into a despicable habit of calling knaves Jacks; that I was much more ignorant than I had considered myself last night, and genderaly that I was in a low-lived bad way.” (68)
-Grew up to be beautiful despite upbringing
-Inner struggle nature vs.
- Born Pirrip Phillip, is the protagonist and narrator of Great Expectations
In Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, Joe Gargery is a passionate, loyal, and forgiving character.
-Stars used as orientation
-Ironic because maybe if she grew up poor with her real parents she would have been better off
-Put up for adoption by birth parents Able Magwitch and Molly
-Pip describes her as pretty and proud
"As a star is a heavenly body that has its own light.
Presuming you’ve read the book (?), there’s nothing really in it. All the characters are interesting and it’s down to your choice. Personally, I’d choose Estella and Magwitch, as they are more upbeat and interesting characters (to me) than Pip and Miss Havisham. Estella could be contrasted well with today’s shallow youngsters?