Great Expectations By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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In Great Expectations, the main character Pip while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings is grabbed by an escaped convict. The convict orders Pip into stealing both food and a file for his shackles from the home of his wicked sister and her husband Joe Gargery, the blacksmith. The escaped convict is soon arrested for fighting with a convict who also had escaped and protects Pip when asked how he got the food and file by claiming he stole it from the Gargery home. One day, Pip is taken by his Uncle Pumblechook to play at the Satis House owned by Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham is a wealthy old spinster who wears an old wedding dress everywhere she goes and keeps all the clocks in her house stopped at the same time. During his visit, Pip meets and falls in love with Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter Estella, who treats him very coldly. Believing that the reason Estella treats him coldly is due to his social class, Pip dreams of becoming a wealthy gentleman worthy of Estella’s love and hopes that Miss Havisham plans to turn Pip into a gentleman and marry Estella off to him. After months of visting the Satis House regularly, Miss Havisham shocks Pip when she decides to help him become a blacksmith in Joe’s business. Pip in his adolescence struggles to better his education with the help of the evening teacher Biddy while dealing with Orlick, an employer of Joe’s. After an altercation with Orlick Pip’s sister, who is referred to only as Mrs. Joe Gargery in the book, is…

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