Analysis Of ' Great Expectations '

1026 Words Dec 21st, 2014 5 Pages
Early Life Influences In novels, character development, If not always, relies upon the doings and variations of other characters they interact with. In the infamous novel, "Great Expectations", Pip’s brother-in-law, Joe, is considered to be one of the most dependable and loyal characters to Pip, despite having adverse personalities. For example, where Pip is known to be zealous and eager to move forward with things at almost any cost, Joe is more of a steady, content man who would much rather stay in the comfortable quarters living of his own home. As a result, Joe is one of the most bona fide and pleasant characters to the reader in “Great Expectations”. As Pip grows all through the novel, he develops and matures from an ingenuous, young boy to a man of high morality throughout his life. The role of Pip is developed through the positive and negative influences of Joe, because the genuine circumstances and attempts at friendship.
The influence of Joe to Pip can be perceived by the reader as a positive outlook as he learns how and why he should respect others. Pip also is taught not to shape opinions off someone based upon the wishes or dreams they may have, and also not to reciprocate and lower himself to someone else’s level if he or she induce him. “She says many hard things of you, yet you say nothing of her. What do you think of her? I don’t like to say, stammered” (Dickens 63). Within this quote, it is easily shown that Pip refuses to tell Miss Havisham what he…
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