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  • Husband Of Mrs Joe Gargery
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    Great Expectations involves many characters but Joe Gargery is one of the few that has the trait of humbleness he was always giving compliment but never taking them. Maybe his compliments were not noticed but they were given, in a way that only Joe could give them, quietly. He had a very big job to do, he was a blacksmith and he looked out for Pip. Even though he did have an obligation to watch out for Pip he did. Joe Gargery, the husband of Mrs. Joe Gargery, the sister of Pip, was brought up in...
  • Pip To Miss Havisham
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    Chapter 1: The story opens with the narrator, Pip, who introduces himself and describes an image of himself as a boy, standing alone and crying in a churchyard near some marshes. Young Pip is staring at the gravestones of his parents, who died soon after his birth. This tiny, shivering bundle of a boy is suddenly terrified by the voice of large, bedraggled man who threatens to cut Pip's throat if he doesn't stop crying. The man, dressed in a prison uniform with a great iron shackle around his le...
  • Joe Gargery
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    A Character Sketch of Joe Gargery Joe Gargery might not be the smartest or wisest of Dickens' characters, but he is definitely one of the kindest and most humane. Although Miss Havishamgets much attention for being different, I think that you will soon be convinced that Joe, however simple he may be, is definitely a unique character. It is my opinion that Dickens made an effort to raise the readers respect for Joe by the sharp contrast between him and his wife. Three qualities belonging to Joe a...
  • Relationships Between Pip And Joe
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    " all (Dicken's characters), no matter how briefly sketched are real. (CLIFFS NOTES P. 54). Charles Dickens has the ability to make his characters very close to human, if not human. Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations, is mainly based on a character named Pip who goes from "rags" to "riches". Joe Gargery, Pip's brother-in-law, lives with Pip and Mrs. Joe in the marsh country. He is a blacksmith who doesn t make a lot of money but manages to stay a mild and good-natured man. But what causes...
  • Pip's Love Toward Estella
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    In Great Expectations, there are many odd points of view of love and what love should mean. Pip's love toward Estella is a yearning craze, and he is blinded by her fascinating beauty. On the other hand, Uncle Joe has a very respected love for Mrs. Joe, considering how harshly she treats him, Mrs. Joe doesn't seem to love Joe at all. Biddy's love for Pip seems true, until Pip leaves his home to become a gentleman. Estella also gets married to a man that loves her, Bently Drummle, but does not ret...
  • Pip With His Great Expectations
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    Pip's False Expectations In Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, the reader is taken through the journey of a little boy as he pursuits his dream and great expectations beyond his common self. Pip's, the protagonist, dream of becoming a gentleman is realized upon his meeting of Estella, the love of his life. Pip changes from an innocent, sensitive and common young boy to a selfish, rejecting adolescent. He is led into making grave mistakes based on his false expectations of marrying Estella and ...
  • Joe Acts As Pip's Friend
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    Before Charles Dickens story of Great Expectations begins, Pip's parents and brothers are killed. Pip's sister, his only living relative, becomes his guardian, and she marries the blacksmith Joe Garg ery. Joe and Pip form a very close relationship. However, neither Joe nor Pip embrace a father-son relationship. Since Joe and Pip do not sustain a father-son relationship, but rather stay as two good friends, Joe's values of honesty and hard work are not communicated to Pip. However, the failure of...
  • Dramatic Irony Between Miss Havisham And Pip
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    Many professors, analysts, and common folk believe that Great Expectations was one of, and possibly the best work of Charles Dickens. Perhaps it was because of the diverse themes displayed by Dickens, which modulate as the story progresses. A clear example of the measures taken by the author to create diversity, is the application of irony. Dickens uses to create suspense and conflict in plot events relating to Estella, Miss Havisham, the convict, Joe, and Mrs. Joe. The relationship between Pip ...
  • Pip's Stage Of Self Gratification
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    In Great Expectations, Pip goes through stages of moral maturity. Over the course of the novel, Pip learns lifelong lessons that result from pain, guilt, and shame. Pip evolves from a young boy filled with shame and guilt to a selfish, young man, and finally into a man who has true concern for others. Pip goes through three stages in the novel; shame and guilt, self-gratification, and his stage of redemption. The first stage of Pip's maturity is his shame and guilt. Shame is a feeling brought on...
  • Pip's Personality Change Most People
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    Great Expectations: PIP'S PERSONALITY CHANGE Most people would assume that through age and maturation, a boy with a wonderful heart and personality would further develop into a kind hearted, considerate gentleman. In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens provides his readers with an example of a boy who regresses in certain aspects of his personality rather than progressing as one would expect. Pip, a person who had loved and revered his uncle Joe as a child, while maturing, finds that his perspec...
  • Pip 20 Pounds Chapter 19 Setting
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    ... lipography Great Expectations Chapter 1 Setting: early in the 1800's; Churchyard in tiny village east of London Joe Gargery and her husband in the Marshes. His parents died Pip- Phillip Pir rap- main character- 7 years old- Lives w / sister Mrs. when he was younger One time while visiting his parents grave he meets a strange man- He asks Pip to get him a file and some whittles (food). Chapter 2 Setting: At home; We meet Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, and Mrs. Joe, Pip's sister Joe Gargery and ...
  • Pip Calls Mrs Joe
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    Chapter 1 As an infant, Philip Pir rip was unable to pronounce either his first name or his last; doing his best, he called himself 'Pip,' and the name stuck. Now Pip, a young boy, is an orphan living in his sister's house in the marsh country in the west of England. One evening, Pip sits in the isolated village churchyard, staring at his parents' tombstones. Suddenly, a horrific man, growling, dressed in rags, and with his legs in chains, springs out from behind the gravestones and seizes Pip. ...
  • Example Of Pip's Great Expectations
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    The Great Expectations of Pip: A Downward Spiral I deliberated with an aching heart whether I would not get down when we changed horses and walk back, and have another evening at home, and a better parting. This sentence in Charles Dickens Great Expectations seems to sum up the strife and burden that has been put on Pip's shoulders since Mr. Jaggers announcement of Pip's great expectations. Pip's fortune, or expectations, change him for better and worse, and also affect other people in the story...
  • End Of The Book Pip
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    Three themes from the novel, Great Expectations Theme. (Them), n. 1. Topic; subject. 2. A short written composition. Great Expectations was a great novel with many themes. The themes I am going to tell you about are the following: Self discovery and maturity, loyalty and responsibility, and how wealth and position corrupt. The theme, "Self discovery and maturity" took place when Pip went to Miss Havisham's house and was made fun of by Estella; when she was talking bad about Pip's suit, his shoes...
  • Pip Friction Between Miss Havisham And Estella
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    Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Stephanie Felix Summary Chapter 1 The main character, Philip Pir rip, is called Pip. He is an orphan who lives in the marsh country in England with his older sister, who is married to the blacksmith Joe. One night when Pip is in the churchyard where his parents are buried, he is surprised by a man dressed in rags with chains on his legs. The man is an escaped convict. The convict asks Pip some questions then demands that Pip bring him food and a file to cut ...
  • Change Pip
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    The internal change in Pip began as he started to play with Estella. She would tell him that he was to "coarse" for her, while Miss Havisham would constantly remind Pip that he was not good enough for her beautiful Estella. Pip begins to contemplate his role as an indentured slave for his family when he becomes apprenticed, and does not like the path in life that he is on. He begins to study himself on becoming a gentleman so that he can win Estella's love and prove to her that he is not too coa...
  • Mrs Joe As A Character
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    Great expectations- Mrs. Joe Georgina Maria Garg ery, better known as Mrs. Joe, is my favorite character in the book Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens. She has a strong personality and she is very intelligent with her quotes and things she does during her part in the novel (she dies during the book). Mrs. Joe has a clear goal in life and if she would show a little more sympathy and warmth that she surely has in her heart she could be a "perfect" woman. The first thing I liked about M...
  • Abuse Of Mrs Joe
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    While it suits the plot for Pip's protector to be a blacksmith (he has the means to remove the convict's leg-iron) it also seems a fitting occupation for the man Dickens depicts. The job is hard and requires skill, yet no formal learning, so Joe seems a fool to those around him. We forgive the child, Pip, for doing this. But others - Mrs. Joe and Pumblechook - both patronize Joe and ignore him. Miss Hav isham, a shrewder judge, seems to see what Joe is really like, in spite of his awkwardness, w...
  • Great Expectations A Boy Name Pip
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    Sometimes people go through life living a lie. People tend to forget where they come from and forget about those people who helped them get where they are. They become conceited, ambitious, proud and stuck-up. In Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations a boy name Pip had these same issues. The point of this story is to teach us not to act this way because in the end some people do not fulfill their expectations and things begin to go downhill. Pip had great expectations for himself, but in the...
  • Pip's Attitude And Feeling Toward Joe
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    In Great Expectations, Dickens presents the story of a character's growth in a hypocritical society. Great Expectations shows that the opinions of Pip and that his impressions of the world around him change as Pip becomes more independent. Pip becomes increasingly more of a social critic in each of the three stages. "Great Expectations, is very much about the search for identity, about the consequences of choice, about the complex ways in which our experiences and our environment combine to make...

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