Pip, Estella, and Miss Havisham
Also, can you explain how Pip and Magwitch's relationship changes as the novel goes on and how they both feel for each other in Great Expecations. Thank You. Development of relationship between Pip & Estella - Free download as Word Doc .doc), PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online So it was easy for Miss Havisham to entice Pip by Estella and make him love her: . Two translated poems. Abel Magwitch, like Pip, follows his own rags to riches story and has his own ' Great Expectations'. He has quite a dramatic change in personality between the.
Pip then returns to propose to Biddy, only to find that she has married Joe. Pip asks Joe's forgiveness, promises to repay him and leaves for Cairo. There he shares lodgings with Herbert and Clara, and eventually advances to become third in the company. Only then does Herbert learn that Pip paid for his position in the firm. Then in the ruins of Satis House he meets the widowed Estella, who asks Pip to forgive her, assuring him that misfortune has opened her heart.
As Pip takes Estella's hand and they leave the moonlit ruins, he sees "no shadow of another parting from her.
In his childhood, Pip dreamed of becoming a blacksmith like his kind brother-in-law, Joe Gargery. At Satis House, about age 8, he meets and falls in love with Estella, and tells Biddy that he wants to become a gentleman.
As a result of Magwitch 's anonymous patronage, Pip lives in London after learning the blacksmith trade, and becomes a gentleman.
Pip assumes his benefactor is Miss Havisham; the discovery that his true benefactor is a convict shocks him. At the end of the story, he is united with Estella. Joe Gargery, Pip's brother-in-law, and his first father figure.
He is a blacksmith who is always kind to Pip and the only person with whom Pip is always honest. Joe is disappointed when Pip decides to leave his home to live in London to become a gentleman rather than be a blacksmith in business with Joe.
He is a strong man who bears the shortcomings of those closest to him. She brings him up after their parents' death.
She does the work of the household but too often loses her temper and beats her family. Orlick, her husband's journeyman, attacks her, and she is left disabled until her death. Mr Pumblechook, Joe Gargery's uncle, an officious bachelor and corn merchant. While not knowing how to deal with a growing boy, he tells Mrs Joe, as she is known, how noble she is to bring up Pip. As the person who first connected Pip to Miss Havisham, he claims to have been the original architect of Pip's expectations.
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Pip dislikes Mr Pumblechook for his pompous, unfounded claims. When Pip stands up to him in a public place, after those expectations are dashed, Mr Pumblechook turns those listening to the conversation against Pip. Miss Havisham and her family[ edit ] Miss Havishama wealthy spinster who takes Pip on as a companion for herself and her adopted daughter, Estella. Her house is unchanged as well.
She hates all men, and plots to wreak a twisted revenge by teaching Estella to torment and spurn men, including Pip, who loves her. Miss Havisham is later overcome with remorse for ruining both Estella's and Pip's chances for happiness. Shortly after confessing her plotting to Pip and begging for his forgiveness, she is badly burned when her dress accidentally catches fire. In a later chapter Pip learns from Joe that she is dead. EstellaMiss Havisham's adopted daughter, whom Pip pursues.
She is a beautiful girl and grows more beautiful after her schooling in France.
Estella represents the life of wealth and culture for which Pip strives. She warns Pip of this repeatedly, but he will not or cannot believe her. Estella does not know that she is the daughter of Molly, Jaggers's housekeeper, and the convict Abel Magwitch, given up for adoption to Miss Havisham after her mother was arrested for murder.
In marrying Bentley Drummle, she rebels against Miss Havisham's plan to have her break a husband's heart, as Drummle is not interested in Estella but simply in the Havisham fortune.
Matthew Pocket, Miss Havisham's cousin. He is the patriarch of the Pocket family, but unlike her other relatives, he is not greedy for Havisham's wealth. Herbert Pocket, the son of Matthew Pocket, who was invited like Pip to visit Miss Havisham, but she did not take to him.
Pip first meets Herbert as a "pale young gentleman" who challenges Pip to a fistfight at Miss Havisham's house when both are children. He later becomes Pip's friend, tutoring him in the "gentlemanly" arts and sharing his rooms with Pip in London.
Cousin Raymond, a relative of Miss Havisham who is only interested in her money. He is married to Camilla. Georgiana, a relative of Miss Havisham who is only interested in her money. She is one of the many relatives who hang around Miss Havisham "like flies" for her wealth. She is often at Satis House.
She is described as "a dry, brown corrugated old woman, with a small face that might have been made out of walnut shells, and a large mouth like a cat's without the whiskers. He is a lesser actor in crime with Compeyson, but gains a longer sentence in an apparent application of justice by social class. Mr and Mrs Hubble, simple folk who think they are more important than they really are. They live in Pip's village. Mr Wopsle, clerk of the church in Pip's village.
He later gives up the church work and moves to London to pursue his ambition to be an actor, adopting the stage name "Mr Waldengarver. Biddy, Wopsle's second cousin and near Pip's age; she teaches in the evening school at her grandmother's home in Pip's village. Pip wants to learn more, so he asks her to teach him all she can. After helping Mrs Joe after the attack, Biddy opens her own school.
A kind and intelligent but poor young woman, she is, like Pip and Estella, an orphan. She acts as Estella's foil. Orlick was attracted to her, but she did not want his attentions. Pip ignores her affections for him as he pursues Estella. Recovering from his own illness after the failed attempt to get Magwitch out of England, Pip returns to claim Biddy as his bride, arriving in the village just after she marries Joe Gargery.
Biddy and Joe later have two children, one named after Pip. He also carries through any plans which he makes.
But I held to it, and the harder it was, the stronger I held, for I was determined, and my mind firm made up. At last I done it.
Dear boy, I done it! Magwitch's greatest wish is to see Pip as a gentleman and he will let nothing stand in the way of that. Fatherly Although he is a hardened criminal, Magwitch has a tender heart and becomes increasingly affectionate towards Pip. The loss of his daughter Estella at an early age obviously hurt him deeply. I'm your second father. You're my son — more to me nor any son. As the only person to show him an act of kindness, Magwitch naturally finds a deep affection for Pip.
Though this is not at first returned, Pip also comes to love and respect Magwitch equally. Social and historical context Marshalsea Prison John Dickens, the father of Charles Dickens, was imprisoned in the Marshalsea Debtors' Prison for unpaid debt in when Charles was just 12 years old. A person in a prison of this kind would have had to stay until they had worked off their debt through labour, or secured enough money from outside funds in order to pay off the balance. So crime and punishment is a subject that the writer had strong opinions on.
Dickens felt that treating convicted criminals badly might only lead them into even more criminal activity and that given a chance in life, a person's natural goodness would often win through. He relentlessly pursues Estella, though her warm expressions of friendship are firmly countered by her insistence that she cannot love him.
In fact, Pip discovers that Miss Havisham's lessons have worked all too well on Estella; when both are visiting the elderly woman, Miss Havisham makes gestures of affection towards her adopted daughter and is shocked that Estella is neither able nor willing to return them. Estella points out that Miss Havisham taught her to be hard-hearted and unloving. Even after witnessing this scene, Pip continues to live in anguished and fruitless hope that Estella will return his love.
Estella flirts with and pursues Bentley Drummle, a disdainful rival of Pip's, and eventually marries him for his money. Seeing her flirt with the brutish Drummle, Pip asks Estella rather bitterly why she never displays such affection with him. Rather than achieve the intended effect, this honest behaviour only frustrates Pip. It is implied that Drummle abuses Estella during their relationship and that she is very unhappy. However, by the end of the book, Drummle has been killed by a horse he has allegedly abused.
The references to Drummle's marriage and death are conjectural, and no direct evidence is produced or suggested. Pip 'hears' of Drummle's poor behaviour and accepts the information as truth. The relationship between Pip and Estella worsens during their adult lives. Pip pursues her in a frenzy, often tormenting himself to the point of utter despair.
He makes writhing, pathetic attempts to awaken some flicker of emotion in Estella, but these merely perplex her; Estella sees his devotion as irrational. Varied resolutions of Estella's relationship with Pip[ edit ] Estella and Pip. Though Estella marries Drummle in the novel and several adaptations, she does not marry him in the best-known film adaptation.
However, in no version does she eventually marry Pip, at least not within the timespan of the story. The eventual resolution of Pip's pursuit of Estella at the end of the story varies among film adaptations and even in the novel itself. Dickens' original ending is deemed by many as consistent with the thread of the novel and with Estella's allegorical position as the human manifestation of Pip's longings for social status: I was in England again—in London, and walking along Piccadilly with little Pip—when a servant came running after me to ask would I step back to a lady in a carriage who wished to speak to me.
It was a little pony carriage, which the lady was driving; and the lady and I looked sadly enough on one another. Lift up that pretty child and let me kiss it!