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Great Expectations Conclusions on the Conclusion Great Expectations is the story of Pip an orphan boy who is being brought up by his sister and her husband Joe the village blacksmith Pip is training to be Joes apprentice One day he meets a convict on a marsh and is frightened into stealing food for him Later on he is taken to Satis house where lives the rich Miss Havisham and her ward Estella Miss Havisham wants Pip to play for her However having seen how they live Pip becomes dissatisfied with his own life as a lowly apprentice He discovers that he has a mysterious benefactor who has paid for him to become a rich London gentleman He moves to London and becomes educated and abandons his old home He gets heavily into debt when he has done only one good thing with his money - securing a living for his friend Herbert He falls in love with Estella who has however been brought up by Miss Havisham to be a heartbreaker However Pip is convinced that his mysterious benefactor is Miss Havisham and that therefore she means him to ultimately marry Estella He is horror struck to discover that his benefactor was not in fact Miss Havisham but was Magwitch the criminal he had helped so many years before and Estella marries Bentley Drummle He decides that Magwitch must be convinced to leave the country since he was deported for life and being found in England would mean instant death for him Enlisting the help of Herbert they attempt to catch a boat but are thwarted by Compeyson who is an old enemy of Magwitch Magwitch is sentenced to death but dies of an illness before he can be executed Following his death Pip is very ill and Joe who he has betrayed for his fortune comes to look after him He decides to ask Biddy a woman from his
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