Great Expectations Characters

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Philip ‘Pip’ Pirrip

Pip is a young orphan who has been left with his much older sister to raise him. Pip’s sister is not happy with the responsibility of a child and she treats him unkindly. However, Pip is saved often by the kindness of his brother-in-law, Joe. Joe is very kind to Pip, but he is uneducated and leaves Pip feeling embarrassed by his ignorance, especially after Pip begins visiting Miss Havisham, a wealthy eccentric woman in Rochester. Pip quickly falls in love with Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter and dreams of becoming a gentleman so that he might be her equal in love.

Pip feeds a desperate convict one Christmas morning, and this convict becomes obsessed with the idea of turning Pip into a gentleman. Pip learns that an unknown benefactor wants to help him become a gentleman and he wrongly assumes this benefactor is Miss...

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