Pip And Magwitch Character Analysis

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Philip Pririp, also known as Pip grew like a tree all the way up to twenty-five years old, he went from zero to hero by making one decision. Pip not only grew in size, but his mental state was reformed, in the beginning, he was a commoner and the end of the novel he was a shrewd gentleman. The growth of Pip altered his life completely and gave a twist to the life of the people around him. Pip underwent changes such as an increase in self-confidence, he turns into a gentleman, and his relationship between people has changed dramatically.
To begin, Pip and his goal to be a well-versed gentleman is what triggered this chain of evolution. One of the most notable changes Pip underwent was his thought process and his point of view of the world. As
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In the beginning of the novel, Pip was six years old, and Magwitch put fear into Pip. This happens in one of the first chapters "Keep still, you little devil, or I’ll cut your throat" (Dickens, Chapter one). This typically shot horror into Pip and he has feared Magwitch since then. The reasons on why Magwitch wanted to transform Pip into a gentleman are sundry, he is truly touched by the innocence and susceptibility of Pip, while he also wants revenge on society. Magwitch also feels a trivial connection between him and Pip and it is they a had a similar childhood. Both Magwitch and Pip grew up poor, but Magwitch turned to a life of crime, he does not want this to happen to Pip. Later in the novel, Pip realizes that Magwitch is his benefactor, and he is flabbergasted. At first, he is dismayed, but touched by Magwitch's genuine joy and tears at seeing him, Pip sees his humanity and offers him hospitality. Pip ends up trying to save Magwitch from demise, jeopardizing his own…show more content…
Around the commencing of the novel, Pip was asked if he wanted to be a gentleman sponsored by an unknown benefactor. He agreed to this with no questions asked, he was responsible for this, but as time progressed “How much of my ungracious condition of mind may have been my own fault, how much Miss Havisham's, how much my sister's, is now of no moment to me or to anyone. The change was made in me; the thing was done. Well or ill done, excusably or inexcusably, it was done” (Dickens, Chapter fourteen). Pip now seems to put the blame on Miss Havisham because he thought she was his benefactress, but she was not, and that is not her fault. Pip tends to shift a lot of responsibility of himself and only in the future when he looks back on his past does he realize this. “Pip, speaking as the adult narrator looking back, seems reluctant to accept full responsibility for some of his behavior” (Pip’s Expectations). This is a less dramatic change because Pip in the future still seems to feel like what has come to be his life is not entirely his fault. Even though Pip chose to become a gentleman, he feels like someone else changed him and he is not to blame. Pip feels like his fate was not his fault he is not too pleased with what his life has come to be that is why he does not blame
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