Pip- Great Expectations Book Character

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Hannah Luther Luther 1 English 1 Honors Mathis 2/20/12 The One Pip, in “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens is a great character with so much detail and imagination. He lives a life of hardship, lost his family as a baby, and was “brought up by hand” by his sister. Though he has always made the best of it, he has a good heart, and is a hard working young boy. He was raised not only by his sister but also Joe, his sisters husband, Joe has always been there for him when his sister was going through her everyday anger fits. They are like two peas in a pod, sharing all of their secrets, never lying to one another, and keeping each other strong through everything. Pip's sister is definitely not a soft-hearted woman, she works hard and does not let anyone forget it. She wants more than anything to come into great money, so when she finds out that Miss Havisham wants Pip to start coming to her home in town, she is very excited thinking that Pip will come into money. He's never really left home or been kept away from Joe, therefore he is very apprehensive by the idea of going to spend time with a total stranger. When he has his very first trip to Miss Havisham's home he meets her adopted daughter Estella. From the beginning of their meeting Estella is cruel, treating Pip like he is not worth her time or even anyones. Even with the way that Estella treats Pip he's drawn to her from the start, thinking she is very beautiful and very callous at the same time. Pip thinks that “She seemed much older than I, of course, being a girl, and beautiful and self-possessed; and she was as scornful of me as if she had been one-and-twenty, and a queen.” (45) Pip has to spend time with Estella, playing whatever games that Miss Havisham request of them, he is okay with this because even with all the insults she gives him, he simply enjoys her company. Though he very much so is
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