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    Magwitch has escaped from Australia to come see Pip and could be hanged if people are made aware of him being in England. This being said, Pip feels a major responsibility to make sure Magwitch is not caught. Although Pip wanting Magwitch safe is a good thing, the reason Pip wants this is because of the guilt he would feel if Magwitch was killed. “I was so struck by the horror of this idea, which had weighed upon me from the first, and the working out of which would make me regard myself, in some sort, as his murderer, that I could not rest in my chair, but began pacing to and fro.” (Dickens 315). The only reason he cared about Magwitch was because he was being selfish and did not want to deal with that guilt, not for Magwitch’s…

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    Many years later he is reunited with the convict, Abel Magwitch. He learns that all of his inheritance was from Magwitch, to make Pip a gentleman. Magwitch is banned from England due to his extensive criminal record. Magwitch’s background of orphanage and crime inspired him to dedicate his life to making Pip into the man he could never become. Magwitch’s criminal history can be seen as the foundation of Pip’s downfall. “It was Pip’s simple act of stealing food as a small boy to help the escaped…

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    centered around a poor boy named Pip who comes into great expectations of wealth by a mysterious benefactor, who turns out to be a lifer exiled to the new colonies named Magwitch. Because of this revelation, Pip struggles with the predicament of protecting Magwitch while trying to avoid the heavy hand of English “justice”. Throughout Dickens paint a picture of injustice,squalid descriptions, and the long lasting emotional traumas of the Victorian justice system he was exposed to in childhood…

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    Throughout his growth into early adulthood and his new life in London in Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Pip, the protagonist, is influenced by many characters. Joe Gargery, his sister’s husband, who Pip begins to resent once he starts living a wealthier life, but returns to loyally in the end; Miss Havisham, the vengeful old woman that Pip suspects to be his benefactor for the majority of the novel; Abel Magwitch, a convict, and Pip’s actual benefactor repaying him for his kindness as a…

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    An example of this is shown when Abel Magwitch or also known as the convict gives Pip money that will let him become a true gentle man in this time Pip starts becoming a true gentle man when Jagers came to him and said that “he has Great Expectations”,(Dickens 174). Pip has changed through the story because of his sharp change in social class, if Pip had not met the convict and helped him he would not have had this change is status and would not be a gentleman. Soon after Pip gained the money…

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    Joe and Magwitch for example play significant roles in Pips life .There are common dominators in Joes and Magwitch’s life stories, they both represent father figures to Pip. Pip at some point in the novel rejects, accepts and loves both of them (Grogan, 2014).By accepting Magwitch, Pip learns to accept his past. Magwitch appears at two different occasions in the novel and both of his appearances alarm Pip. When Magwitch returns Pip is forced to come to terms with certain realities, like his…

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    figure has vanished. Pip learns that the convict’s name is Abel Magwitch; instead of using the fugitive's real name, Pip disguises him as “Uncle Provis,” a name Magwitch gave himself on the journey from Australia to England. When Herbert returns, he and Pip agree that Pip cannot continue using his fortune. Magwitch tells the young men the story of his life: he began crime at a young age out of necessity, was enticed even further into the criminal life by the white-collar criminal Compeyson, then…

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    December 2, 2014 Great Expectations Character Essay “Strange how sometimes strangers start feeling like family while families start becoming strangers in our life.” –unknown Abel Magwitch, a perceived villain, is introduced into the novel Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens as an unnamed, escaped convict and Pip’s utmost horror. Although the beginning chapters lead the reader to believe “the convict” is a dangerous and cruel individual, he continuously transforms as a main character.…

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    "Second star to the right and straight on 'til morning." Peter Pan is a fantastical children's book published in 1904 by Sir James Matthew Barrie, more commonly known as J. M. Barrie. The Count of Monte Cristo, written by Alexandre Dumas in 1844, is a historical young adult fiction. These two books could not be more different. Peter Pan focuses on the imagination of young ones, one of which will never grow up. The Count of Monte Cristo follows the betrayal of a man and his revenge. However,…

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    Caricature is a description of a person or even an object in which certain characteristics are exaggerated. Caricature is used quite often by Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities. Many say that Charles Dickens created characters that are “flat” or one dimensional when using carituature in his writings such as in A Tale of Two Cities. Many say when Charles Dickens uses caricature, it leads to his characters being meaningless. The characters that he describes turns out to be “flat” or one…

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