Justice and Self-Improvement

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  • Pip has an ambition to marry Estella so a full education is needed to become a gentleman
    • An ignorant and uneducated country boy has no hope of any social advancement
    • Educational
      • Pip learns that social and educational improvement are irrelevant to someone's real purpose
        • Social
          • Pip longs to be part of Estella's social class
          • Encouraged by Mrs Joe and Pumblechook to become a gentleman
          • Pip's life as a gentleman is no more satisfying or moral than his previous life in the working class at the forge

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