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In the novel Great Expectations the character of Pip matures significantly over the course of the story Pip begins as a very nave and innocent boy he develops into a snobbish and disdainful young man and finally matures into a sensible man Pips development is affected by many factors including his place in society his family a love interest and a wealthy benefactor As he matures Pip develops an understanding of what is truly important in life and realizes what he nearly lost due to his snobbery In the beginning of the novel Pip displays the navity and innocence associated with childhood He is trusting and believes what people say unquestioningly He also has a vivid imagination which often causes him to worry about worst-case scenarios regardless of the evidence against these scenarios ever becoming reality Pip listens to what people say about him and accepts what is said as the truth After his first visit to Miss Havishams Pip returns home with a lowered opinion of himself that I was a common labouring-boy that my hands were coarse that my boots were thick that I had fallen into the despicable habit of calling knaves jacks that I was much more ignorant than I had considered myself last night and generally that I was in a low-lived bad way Prior to this visit Pip had never thought that there was anything wrong with his way of life and was quite content He is still relatively happy with his life until a wealthy benefactor enters his life giving him a monthly allowance to live in London At this point everything changes as Pip experiences a different way of life When Pip moves to London his development takes a negative turn and he becomes snobbish and disdainful Pip now has more money than he had ever thought possible and it goes straight to his head causing him to act foolishly He is
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