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Great Expectations-Charcters Characters in Great Expectations Static or Dynamic The characters in Great Expectations are the products of extreme characterization Each personality type represented is in its extreme as though to make a point to the reader Overall the lesser characters in Great Expectations do not undergo a massive character change that is they remain static the whole time The main role players Pip Miss Havisham and Mrs Joe Gargery are the ones who undergo the most massive changes Pip is first portrayed to us as one to be pitied because the fate that he was living was not his fault He is first an orphan with great respect to all those around him regardless of the social classes His love for Joe is very clear and easy to understand While Pip is obtaining his Expectations he becomes a person that the reader can no longer sympathize with He begins to be caught up in the superficial aspects of life such as material wealth and social status The reader begins to scorn Pips treatment to the man that was once his only friend in life Joe Pip does undergo a change of heart towards the end and he becomes more likable For the majority of the novel Miss Havisham remains constant Her hatred towards men is easily visible She manipulates people to her advantage without a thought to their heart and feelings Her treatment of those around her stays very much the same until before her death when she shows extreme remorse and pain for her actions It is at that moment in the novel when the reader begins to feel some sort of sympathy for her Even though she was an villainous character its easy to sympathize with someone who is dying with so many unresolved issues She expressed her good intentions towards Estellas upbringing which shows that while she may have lacked the inner strength to carry through with these intentions her
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