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A Tale of Two Characters As the mans feet gently weaved through all of the fallen and crumbling remnants of the once fine establishment Satis House he thought of his life filled with ironies and regret He was once arrogant and also very much an elitist the man was once ashamed of his past and only knew that he wanted a young woman Estella He knew that he wanted her more than anything and he believed that she would satisfy him that he could love her that she was the only one he wanted and that he would do anything and go any lengths to call her his own The same man was now more humble years wiser and had lost his sense of aristocracy which he had once proudly worn like a hat The man now stood at the old house that had changed him so greatly and now made his way around the estate Although he had changed into two distinctly different people that could even be classified as two different Pips he had never ventured to change his name yet his wealth his work and his vanity have done just the opposite of that The novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is filled with characters who show many contrasting attributes yet one of the greatest contras is the change that Pip the main character undergoes Pip grew habits of spending his cash feverously which he left behind when he lost his benefactor Pip began to live more carefully and less luxuriously Pip had once been a lower class blacksmith apprentice He had then received expectations and had become wealthier and also more generous with his new found wealth He had developed habits of spending his money on elaborate and extravagant things I soon contracted expensive habits and began to spend an amount of money in a few short months I should have found fabulous Dickens p 836 He had purchased an expensive
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