Wemmick Essay

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Everyone faces internal conflicts in their life. Whether it is deciding which outfit to I wear today or whether to murder this person or not, there is always some sort of conflict. These conflicts, and how we deal with them, help to shape who we are as a person. They help us to grow and mature into the person we are today. The internal conflicts and struggles we endure reveal who we are as a character. When Wemmick was first introduced to me, as the reader of the novel, Great Expectations, Wemmick was a very dull character. He did not have much of a personality at work. He did not smile very often and did not have much of a sense of humor. “I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel. There were some marks in it that might have been dimples, if the material had been softer and the instrument finer, but which, as it was, were only dints” (Ch 21). His face was hard, with not even a sliver of a smile to soften it. I did not have much of an opinion about Wemmick. I neither liked him nor disliked him, because he didn’t have much of a personality. I thought he was a boring character and did not take much interest in him. Wemmick was boring because he had no character. He didn’t reveal himself, and he didn’t have conflicts. One could say he was an unshaped character, who was very shallow. As I continued reading, however, my perception of Wemmick came to a new light. I realized he was having an internal conflict. He was not comfortable working with Jaggers, and all those criminals. Wemmick was scared of Jaggers, I think, and did not like his work. However, he needed the job and money that came with it. He was also, I think, a bit pressured to keep the job in fear of what Jaggers might do if he quit. This confused me; how a man could be
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