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The communication at the start of Great Expectations to young Philip Pirrup better known as Pip is that he has Great Expectations154 The principal characters new found hopes for the future in Charles Dickens nineteenth century novel revolves around his encounters with the London lawyer Jaggers Ultimately Jaggers will serve to bind together Pips relationships with such characters as Estella his infatuation Miss Havisham Estellas guardian Joe Pips loyal friend and Abel Magwitch his Benefactor The story explores the ramifications of Pips chance encounter with a convict and the changes that will take place as a result of his future opportunities Throughout Pips exploitations he undergoes a transformation from a sensitive young boy to a highly egotistical young man who eventually returns to being a kind and caring individualIn the first part of the novel pip exhibits his sensitivity to others through a number of encounters For example when Pip and Joe accompany the detachment of soldiers on the marsh to recapture the convicts pip utters his true feelings to Joe I treasonably whispered to Joe I hope Joe we shant find them 41 Although in fear of encountering the convict a second time Pips reluctance to see him captured comes from the heart Furthermore Pips kindness rises to the surface with his concern for Joe relative to his own running away It was not because he was faithful but because Joe was faithful that he never ran away and went from sailor to soldier121 Pip does not wish to run away for he does not wish to hurt Joe Ultimately Pips good nature surfaces through his encounter with Herbert Pocket at Miss Havishams Having knocked down young Herbert several times he states He seemed so brave and innocent that although I have not proposed the contest I felt but a gloomy satisfaction in my victory 103-104 Both young men at Miss Havishams on that day will soon find themselves changedThe second part of
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