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Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations is a very enjoyable book for the reader for many reasons Overall Great Expectations is a novel that effectively depicts the emotions and feelings of the characters in the story and has a plot that maintains the readers interest These elements along with others help to make the novel appealing for the reader When young boy by the name of Philip Pirrup referred to a Pip by all that know him encounters an escaped convict in a churchyard he is extorted to get food and a file for the man Once Pip retrieves these items for the man he learns that the man is in fact an escaped convict Pip although being only seven at the time was part of the group that apprehended the convictFor a few years following this event Pip frequently visited extremely wealthy old women named Miss Havisham In the process he falls in love with the womans adopted daughter named Estella She however despises him for being common and not a gentleman and she frequently puts him down and on one occasion causes him to cry After about a year of providing company she tells him not to visit her any more and pays him for his servicesSoon after Pip is told that his prior plans to be a blacksmith he was apprenticed to his brother-in-law were not to be and that he had come into Great Expectations His benefactor was to remain a secret until the person revealed himself or herself but Pip was certain that it was Miss Havisham Pip was very happy not only because his new wealth but also because he was certain that he was to marry Estella whom he still loved Pip moved to London where he befriended his new tutors son and his guardians co-workerPip was quite shocked however when he found his benefactor to be not Miss Havisham but rather the same man who Pip helped to
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