Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Essay

1046 Words May 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
We all have that one person in our lives that truly means the world to us. That one person can be a friend who also takes on the role therapist, lover, or even a parental figure. Any way you look at it there is always someone there for you. In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Joe Gargery is Pip’s friend that means everything to him. Throughout Pip’s journey, Joe was always there for him. Through thick and thin, Joe is Pip’s caregiver, friend, and brother who will always be there for Pip no matter what. In Great Expectations, Joe’s role is to take care of Pip, guide him through life, and show him unconditional love no matter the situation Pip gets himself into. In the beginning and in the end Joe is Pip’s primary caretaker. It is revealed to the reader that the Gargery’s are his sister and brother-in-law and not his parents. We find out that his parents are dead and Pip can no longer remember them. In chapter seven, Joe tells Pip of how he came to stay with them, "When I offered to your sister to keep company, and to be asked in church at such times as she was willing and ready to come to the forge, I said to her, 'And bring the poor little child. God bless the poor little child, ' I said to your sister, 'there 's room for him at the forge! '" (47). The quote tells the reader that even though Joe doesn’t know Pip well at this point he cares deeply for him. The connection Joe has with Pip only grows stronger as Pip lives with them. They grow together as friends as…

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