The Influence Of Pip In Charles Dickens Great Expectations

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Pip Pirrup was a young boy that influenced and was influenced by many people, through many different circumstances. He grew up a poor young boy raised by his older sister, Mrs. Joe, and her husband, Joe Gargerary. Joe was very much like a father to Pip, and was always there to protect him from any harm caused by Mrs. Joe. Then later on Pip was brought into an acquaintance with a rich, old lady named Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham had a beautiful, young, and adopted daughter named Estella. Another person Pip came to know was Abel Magwitch, also known as Provis. Provis was an escaped convict that greatly impacted on Pip’s life. But that’s not all there were many other people like Wemmick, Herbert, Matthew Pocket, and Mr. Jaggers that helped Pip …show more content…
When Pip first met her, she was sitting in her dressing room in an old, white wedding gown with all the clocks stopped at twenty minutes to nine. She just sat there staring until she asked Pip to play for her, after all that was the whole reason Pip went to Statis House. So Miss Havisham called in Estella, the daughter, Miss Havisham brought up to bring revenge to all men. The reason being that Miss Havisham was tricked into marrying a man, who only wanted her money that her father left for her. Not to mention her half-brother was a part of the plan to steal the money, so the man that she was supposed to marry left a note for her twenty minutes to nine, explaining the lie and that they would not be getting married. And since that day, nothing in the Statis House had changed. As a boy, Miss Havisham had a bad influence on Pip’s life. Like it was aid before Pip was only brought into Miss Havisham’s life to test Estella, and for him to think he needed to become a gentleman to please Estella. She makes him doubt himself, and feel vulnerable. Then in Chapter 18, when Pip finds out about his “great expectations”, he assumes that it is Miss Havisham since she is the only rich person he knows. She lets Pip believe she is the benefactor, even though she never mentions that she is. Miss Havisham used Pip to get her revenge on men, by torturing him through Estella and his future career

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