Great Expectations Reflection

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“The eye is the lamp of the body. You draw light into your body through your eyes, and light shines out to the world through your eyes.” Matthew 6:22 closely ties to temptations and goals Pip has as he progresses in the novel. As Pip matures and goes through the stages of life, we can see what he is desperately ravenous for and how it reflects his values. In the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Pip learns the rigorousness of life and utilizes it to better him. At the start of the story, Pip rebukes Magwitch for his appearance; his dirty rags, and how poor he is. As the story progresses, he understands Magwitch’s prodigious effect on his life and begins to transmute his views on him. Towards the conclusion of the novel, Magwitch has died and Pip has become an incipient person that values deference. As the story progresses, Pip finds his identity through the different experiences in life and shows his true colors of being a gentleman. Pip starts off the story as a young child, beat by his mother, that sees a scary convict approaching him in the graveyard. Unknown to him, this “scary man” becomes his greatest benefactor. For example, Joe said, “ ‘I wish it was only me that got put out, Pip; I wish…show more content…
Through the novel Great Expectations, we see the growth of Pip, his slips, falls, and even victories in his life. The three main stages of Pip are; Pip as a child, Pip’s arrival to London, and after meeting Magwitch. As a child, we see Pip as a self- aware child, son of a blacksmith, and afraid to be known as a poor kid and to be guilty. When Pip arrives in London, he wants to oppose his upbringing and to be known as a rich London gentleman. This execration for his past fuels him to be the most famous, richest, and the best person there could be from a celebrity standpoint. After meeting Magwitch, Pip realizes the effects of his efforts on being the gentleman of others’ dreams. Pip finds out the hard way that it is what is inside that matters, not the

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