Character Development In Charles Dickens's 'Great Expectations'

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A common, poor blacksmith named Pip, transitions into a gentleman, and wealth and class take over him. He goes through struggles and heartbreaks throughout his experience of being a gentleman. Throughout the novel, Pip gains a closer relationship with many characters and experiences moral development. Pip shows unselfish and compassionate behaviors towards others in the novel. He redeems himself and realizes how badly he acted towards those who cared about him and how having great expectations changed him. By the end of the novel, Pip saved all of his relationships and being a gentleman taught him a lesson about what wealth and class can do. In the novel Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens’, the main character, Pip, develops into a better person through his interactions with Herbert, Magwitch, and Joe.
As Pip displays unselfish behavior towards Herbert Pocket, it shows his moral development in the course of the novel. The first time Pip and Herbert met was at the Satis House on Miss Havisham 's birthday. Herbert was the pale young gentlemen Pip fought. They were both sent by Miss Havisham to play with Estella. Later on in the story, Pip was introduced to Herbert, and they realize they met before at the Satis House. Herbert points out that he is not jealous of Pip 's fortune, and this starts the beginning of their friendship. Their relationship is so strong, that they even know how the other is feeling. Herbert tells Pip, "Told me! You have never told me when you

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