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Influences on Pip in "Great Expectations"

Summary: Mrs. Joe, Estella and Joe all affect Pip in Charles Dickens's "Great Expectations." Joe treats him as his friend, but Mrs. Joe and Estella show disdain for Pip.
Stage one of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens is about a young boy named Pip who lives with his sister and her husband, Joe. In the story Pip first meets a convict, who asks him to steal food for him. Later in the book an old lady named Mrs. Havisham invites Pip over to her house to play cards with her niece, Estella. Her niece is a mean young girl who looks down on Pip. Throughout the book Pip is influenced by the people he interacts with.

Joe is nice to Pip and treats him as a friend, when Pip grows up he may treat his children as friends. When Pip describes Joe, he explains that he treats him as a friend. "I always treated him as a larger species of child and as no more then my equal"(page 10). Pip treats Joe as...

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