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Which is More Important to Pip in the First Section Great Expectations to be Loved or to be a Gentleman Great Expectations is a story which follows the life of a young man named Pip During Pips struggle towards manhood he discovers a need to become a gentleman at all costs This obsession begins when he first meets the beautiful and rich Estella destined to break his heart What we are trying to understand in this essay is why Pip would like to become a gentleman Is it for the love of Estella Or for the status power and riches that Pip believes will automatically go along with being a gentleman Pip began his life being raised by hand by Mrs Joe his sister and cruel mother-figure and having nothing more than an over-grown little boy for a father He was brought up in a tiny village on the marshes over-looking the sea in a small house which he later believed to be common As a little boy Pip was starved of affection although he had Joe his brother-in-law Joe did not fill his proper role as a father So without normal parents to look after him Pip found someone else to worship and adore someone who would take his mind off his problems someone he truly loved or at least whom he thought he loved This person was Estella adoptive daughter of the relatively insane old Miss Havisham When Pip first met Estella she was cruel and spiteful towards him which immediately left him longing for more She continuously called him boy simply to prove to him that to her he was no more than an inanimate object brought to Satis House simply to do Miss Havishams bidding Estella was mature and rich and Pip being young and poor was blinded by her wealth and beauty into believing that he was in love with her To Pip Estella was untouchable A
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