Great Expectations - Pip

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  • Pip
    • Narrator
      • wiser
      • looking back at younger self
      • adult
      • understands things better
    • Younger (vol 1)
      • becomes AMBITIOUS
        • Satis house changes how pip sees himself
          • he feels "much more ignorant"
          • thinks his background/ origins make him "low-lived"
        • Miss Havisham's wealth makes pip dissatisfied with what he has
          • Estella's insults make him feel as though he's not good enough
            • inferior
          • Wants to improve himself
            • Estella's insults make him feel as though he's not good enough
              • inferior
            • "I want to be a gentleman"
        • positive in a way
          • tries to educate himself
        • becomes less likeable
          • his need to escape his "common" background makes him critical of his friends & family
          • seems ungrateful
            • is "ashamed of home"
            • is "disgusted" with his life
          • becomes snobbish
            • calls Joe "a mere blacksmith"
              • wants him to be "worthier of my society"
            • speaks to biddy in a "superior" voice
              • accuses her of being "envious"
          • insensitive
            • says to biddy - "if I could only get myself to fall in love with you"
      • INNOCENT & NAIVE
        • has little experience outside of the forge & the village
          • shown in his 1st visit to Satis house
            • he feels "uncomfortable" and "half afraid"
            • is easily upset by Estella's teasing
      • introduced as a sympathetic character
        • Mrs Joe's treatment makes the reader feel sorry for pip
          • pity
        • story starts in graveyard - mother, father & siblings
      • good-hearted
        • INNOCENT & NAIVE
          • has little experience outside of the forge & the village
            • shown in his 1st visit to Satis house
              • he feels "uncomfortable" and "half afraid"
              • is easily upset by Estella's teasing
        • kind to Magwitch
          • pities "his desolation"
          • is "glad" he enjoyed the food
    • Mid (vol 2)
      • London makes pip HARD-HEARTED and SELFISH
        • when he moves he doesn't want to keep in touch with his family/friends
        • although his dream was to become a gentleman, he isn't happy
          • spends lots on superficial things - clothes etc
            • but he's "more or less miserable"
        • joe's visit is awkward and difficult
          • pip makes no effort to put joe at ease
            • pip instead feels embarrassed and can't wait to get rid of him
      • pip does still have some positive characteristics
        • dickens shows he can be kind and generous
          • he is a good-hearted person with flaws
            • more realistic and relateable
        • gets on well with most of the people he meets in london
          • e.g. herbert and wemmick
        • often feels guilty - shows he has a strong conscience
          • ignores this for most of the book, but does right thing in the end

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