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Pip dear old chap life is made of ever so many partings welded together as I may say and one mans a blacksmith and ones a whitesmith and ones a goldsmith and ones a coppersmith Divisions among such must come and must be met as they come Pip was influenced greatly by four people Joe of influencing Pips decisions However all four characters greatly affected Pip in Gargery Herbert Pocket Miss Havisham and Abel Magwitch Each person had a different way his quest to become a gentleman Joe Gargery is Pips foster father as well as his brother in-law But Joe and Pip both believe the other is their own equal Joe was raised in an abusive family and because of this Joe frequently shields Pip from Pips angry mother Joe has always taught Pip to be loving and respectful to his friends and family But when Pip is first invited to Miss Havishams house to play with Estella he quickly becomes embarrassed of his past Joe does not understand why Pip is angry with him but still tries to help Pip Much of Pips kindness comes from Joe when Estella makes fun of Pip for calling the cards jacks Pip does not retaliate but instead ignores her Pip does not begin to appreciate Joes lessons until much later in the novel Pip dear old chap life is made of ever so many partings welded together as I may say and one mans a blacksmith and ones a whitesmith and ones a goldsmith and ones a coppersmith Divisions among such must come and must be met as they come Joe says these words to Pip as a farewell in chapter 27 after their awkward meeting in London Pip now a gentleman has been uncomfortably embarrassed by both Joes low social standings and his own lavish lifestyle while Joe has felt like a fish out of water in Pips extravagant apartment Joe tells Pip that he
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