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The word family can be defined in a number of ways Some people believe that family is all of the people that are related to you genetically Other people believe that family is all of the people that share your religion In this essay I will be explaining what I believe is the meaning of familyIn the book we just finished reading in English Great Expectations the character named Pip has a genetic family that consists of himself his sister and her husband Joe He also has a best friend named Biddy who lives with them One day Pip is taken and told that he has a secret benefactor who is going to pay for him to become a gentleman He leaves his home and heads for London to become a gentlemanWhen Pip reaches London a becomes a gentleman he starts to think that he is better than Joe and Biddy who are the only people left at home after his sister dies He starts to associate himself with rich people and lavish spenders Then he finds out a convict that he helped out in his childhood is his benefactor and he changes The convict is caught in London a place that he was banished from and is sentenced to death When he dies all of his money is given to the Crown Pip has no money to pay off his debts and is put in jail Joe comes and bails him out of jail That is when he realizes that none of these rich people could ever be his family Joe and Biddy would always be his familyFamily is people that are there when you need them They are people that show you love when everyone else hates you To me genes arent the only things that make family I have two brothers a mom and a dad That is my immediate genetic family I also believe that I have other family I believe
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