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In the novel Great Expectations Joe Gargery is at first glance considered a good natured foolish man He often displays characteristics of this but in many ways is so much deeper He almost always knows what to say and can use his wisdom to enlighten Pip Joe is a very strong character in the book with many roles and can not be summed up in one sentence Joe Gargery is a passive man who lets Mrs Joe rule the house and he is only along for the ride Pip needs to rob Mrs Joe-He never thought he was going to rob Joe for he never thought of any of the housekeeping property as his10 In Pips innocence he displays how Joe is very passive and lets Mrs Joe run things because of his past with women Joe does not know how to properly defend Pip in front of other adults so he does it in his own way Joe would give Pip extra gravy and when things were really bad he would just overcompensate him by filling his plate three times Pip adds rather calmly and comically J oe gave me more gravy25 and states it after every refill Joe does not know how to handle problems like most adults and when Pip is being centered out giving Pip more is all he can do Though Joe has many tendencies of being a half-wit his wisdom surpasses even the greatest of thinkers Joe explains to Pip that lying is bad and being common is not always that bad Joe tells Pip that he must be a common scholar afore you can be a oncommon one69 While Pip is trying to say how common they are Joes wisdom protrudes and a very uncommon speech is given that gives Pip true meaning to lying and about stages of life Joes action against Orlick at the forge are very much out of character Joe fights Orlick not because
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