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Great Expectations Journal1 What is your first reaction to Pip and his crisis with the convict Would you have acted and felt thesame way Write down any thoughts opinions or questions that you may have When Pip meets the convict in the churchyard I felt that Pip would be subjected to great danger Afterthe boy is grabbed and shaken while upside down the convict interrogates the boy I think Pip might havetold the convict too much In todays world telling a stranger specifics about location and occupationcould lead to robbery or the murder of a whole family After that Pip feels empathy for the convict andalso thinks it would be great to have something of his own This is why he later calls him My Convict When he arrives home he steals the wittles food and a metal file for the convict He sets off to thechurchyard and after a run-in with the other convict Pip gives the food to the fugitive he met the nightbefore The convict sincerely appreciates his gesture and that the boy kept his promise The fugitiveturns out to be a kind-hearted fellow and is much in debt to Pip When the convict finally gets capturedhe admits to stealing food from Pips home to ensure Pip will not be held responsible for the lost food At this point the saying What goes aroundcomes around is seen I think this also shows foreshadowing because it suggests that that convict willcome back to see Pip once again If I were placed in the same situation I wouldnt have acted like Pip If the convict had let me go back to my house I would tell my father In the world today you cantdepend on the kindness of strangers Perhaps the convict would kill me because I could identify himmuch the same way as After The First Death when Kate realizes that she will be killed because she sawMiro and Artkin unmasked4 Pip
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