Great Expectations:


Great Expectations:



  • Philip Pirrip, better known as Pip, is the protagonist and narrator.
  • We follow his journey from poor country boy to city gentlemen.
  • His love for Estella makes him want to improve himself.
  • He is kind - for example, he helps Magwitch - but he loses some morality when he becomes rich.
  • Until he meets Miss Havisham, he is mostly content with his life.


  • Estella is Miss Havisham's adopted daughter.
  • She is an orphan like Pip.
  • Miss Havisham brings her up to despise men.
  • Her upbringing makes her become cold and cruel.
  • She marries Bentley Drummle, an abusive man, who later dies, leaving the widowed Estella free to associate with Pip again.


  • Abel Magwitch is an escaped convict.
  • He meets Pip on the marshes and Pip brings him food and a file.
  • When Magwitch is recaptured, he is transported to Australia.
  • He later revealed himself to be Pip's mystery benefactor.
  • He is Estella's father.

Miss Havisham:

  • Miss Havisham is a bitter recluse who has shut herself away since her wedding day.
  • She never


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