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In the following essay I will compare the characters of Biddy and Estella and will discuss what Dickens was trying to illustrate by using these two characters Estella and Biddy are two of the main female characters in Great Expectations Charles Dickens uses both of them to emphasise many of Pips short falls and mistakes with both characters becoming possible love interests For Pip Dickens portrays Biddy as an idealized character She has good qualities that do not come with money or class For most of the novel she is almost as Pips conscience she reminds him of his roots You could say she is portrayed in the novel as a real woman Biddy is a village girl and she also being an orphan was brought up by hand Pips approach to Biddy changes very abruptly after his visits to Satis House He has formulated an idea in his head about what class and status will mean to him and Estellas relationship He wants so much to be a gentleman he is insulting to biddy by saying you are envious Biddy and grudging You are dissatisfied on account of my rise in fortune and cant help showing it Chapter nineteen Biddy takes this as a big insult and tells pip that whatever opinion you take away with you shall make no difference in my remembrance of you This is a clear example of how Biddy is always trying to appeal to Pips better side she makes use of opportunity to do well for herself she rises from a ragged orphan to a village schoolmistress She never becomes disheartened by Pips behaviour even when Biddy writes the letter to see if it would be ok for Mr Joe to visit I hope and do not doubt it will be agreeable to see him even though a gentleman for you had ever a good heart chapter twenty-seven Biddy shows in the letter to pip how
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