Blind Happiness Analysis

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Blind Happiness
Happiness is a feeling that many people strive to achieve. However, many people do not realize the lengths it takes to fully attain satisfaction; in fact, many are blind. Throughout Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, readers see a view of reality that is twisted and misshapen based on the distinct experiences each character faces. Dickens portrays each character from a viewpoint that is different and influenced by many factors throughout the story. Each character's interpretation of happiness is distinct, and many of them are deceived into believing that they have found happiness when in reality, it has alluded them.
As time progress, reader are able to feel Pip’s burgeoning desire to become a gentleman. When readers first meet Pip, he is extremely nd would “have sacrificed [anything], if it had been necessary to do so” (Holbrook 125) Although the economic conditions were not in Pip’s favor, he ultimately believes that he will be able to advance in society and “stays visionary on his reach of his goals” (Wilson 98). Through his interactions at Satis House with Estella and Miss Havisham, Pip is disillusioned into believing that “[Estella] could provide him with the happiness he had not received as a child without parents” (Holbrook 29). This love that he never receives prevents him from realizing that he is straying from the friends and relatives he had been so close to when he was a child, especially Joe and Biddy. After he was given the funds to afford
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