Magwitch's Ambiguity

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Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens focuses on the struggle of an orphan to fulfill his great expectations. Pip has been influenced throughout his life by different characters in the novel. Characters with a moral ambiguity are especially influential because they use fear and love to influence an individual. Abel Magwitch influences Pip’s character by his interaction as a convict, role of benefactor, and his own death. Pip first met Abel Magwitch in the marshes near the church; he was frightening to Pip and only wanted a file and wittles to save him from his shackles. Magwitch demanded that “‘[Pip] bring ‘em both to [him]’” or else “‘[Magwitch would] have [his] heart and liver out’” (Dickens 5). Magwitch used his size, appearance,

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