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Intellectuals in Great Expectations In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens certain characters show that when they care for someone and when they are simple and appreciative of everything they have volumes of knowledge are gained One can observe that Joe and biddy are simple Because they live such unintricate lives they can cherish everything that Pip brings to them being joys or sadness However because of the experience they have acquired over the years they have been molded into intelligent and wise beings Regardless if the type of education is formal or rational Biddy and Joe Gargery are brilliant people Both the likes of Biddy and Joe are similar in ways of their lifestyles and attitudes The blacksmith and the teacher have very simple desires and necessities He is not in need of an extravagant lifestyle expensive clothing or a large house He is content with what he has and who he is This idea is best exemplified when Joe Gargery describes what basic items make him content Give mea good book or a newspaper and sit me afore a good fire and I ask no more Dickens 41 By Joe telling Pip he does not need more than literature and the warmth of a fire to be happy a great demonstration of Joes appreciation is seen This almost sounds like a primitive lifestyle where even the most central of necessities would be cherished Another example of Joe Gargery being a person of simple needs is shown when Pip first addresses Joe He specifically makes reference to their living and the appearance of their house Joes forge adjoined our house which was a wooden house as many of the dwellings in our country were - most of them at that time 6 By describing the nature of the rough basic housing the reader gets a crystal clear image of the way Joe lives A wooden house The imagery behind this sentence strikes an
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