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1 Great Expectations Appearance vs. Reality By Sruli Farkas

2 Mrs. Joe From Pip’s viewpoint at the start she seems mean, harsh, and uncaring towards pip. In reality as seen later on, she cared for Pip and Joe but showed it in an odd manner. Joe and Pip both cared for her as well. She also put on a show of her own when company is around and makes it appear as if she is always polite and that they always invite people to come over. knowing her to have a hard and heavy hand, and to be much in the habit of laying it upon her husband as well as upon me -2 But she never was polite, unless there was company.-2 And so she presently said ``Joe'' again, and once ``Pardon,'' and once ``Pip.'' And so she never lifted her head up any more, and it was just an hour later when we laid it down on her own bed, because we found she was gone.'

3 Magwitch At first appearance he seems like a random mean criminal. He is first is shown terrorizing Pip into getting food for him. In reality he turns out to be a very kind, hardworking, and important character who acts as fatherly figure and as a benefactor to Pip. You get me a file.' He tilted me again. `And you get me wittles.' He tilted me again. `You bring 'em both to me.' He tilted me again. `Or I'll have your heart and liver out.' He tilted me again. I was dreadfully frightened,-1 `That's it, dear boy! Call me uncle.‘- 40 `Look'ee here, Pip. I'm your second father. You're my son -- more to me nor any son. I've put away money, only for you to spend.-39

4 Estella Her appearance is described as beautiful and perfect, but yet her manners to others are far from perfect and her outer beauty is deceiving. At first she seems to be born into to a high social class. Later it is discovered that she was actually born into a low class and really only adopted into the higher class. That girl's hard and haughty and capricious to the last degree, and has been brought up by Miss Havisham to wreak revenge on all the male -22 ‘And the man we have in hiding down the river, is Estella's Father.‘-50 I thought of the beautiful young Estella, proud and refined, coming towards me, and I thought with absolute abhorrence of the contrast between the jail and her- 32

5 Miss Havisham Mrs. Havisham seems like she was solely a sad women who wishes to take revenge on men solely because one man broke her heart. It also appears as if she has little composition if at all and no regrets for what she has done. She also made it seem like she was Pip’s benefactor and was designating pip for Estella. But this was not true at all. At the end of the book she changes and shows her true colors. She explains that she really just got caught up with herself and now understand she made a mistake. She tries to fix it by making Pip happy. She had adopted Estella, she had as good as adopted me, and it could not fail to be her intention to bring us together. I developed her into what she is, that she might be loved. Love her!' She said the word often enough, and there could be no doubt that she meant to say it; but if the often repeated word had been hate instead of love -- despair -- revenge -- dire death -- it could not have sounded from her lips more like a curse.-29 Who am I,' cried Miss Havisham, striking her stick upon the floor and flashing into wrath so suddenly that Estella glanced up at her in surprise, `who am I, for God's sake, that I should be kind?‘-44 `But when I fell into the mistake I have so long remained in, at least you led me on?' said I. `Yes,' she returned, again nodding steadily, `I let you go on.‘-44 `Can I only serve you, Pip, by serving your friend? Regarding that as done, is there nothing I can do for you yourself?‘-49 `What have I done!‘-49 If you knew all my story,' she pleaded, `you would have some compassion for me and a better understanding of me. ‘-49 when she first came to me, I meant to save her from misery like my own. At first I meant no more.‘-49 `Take the pencil and write under my name, -- `I forgive her.'

6 Mr. Jaggers At first he seems like the type of person that only helps people for himself and doesn’t bother with things that won’t gain him. Later it is learned that he looks out for Pip and gives his advice, even though it isn’t work related and it gives him nothing. I have unusual business to transact with you, and I commence by explaining that it is not of my originating. If my advice had been asked, I should not have been here. It was not asked, and you see me here. What I have to do as the confidential agent of another, I do. No less, no more.-18 I am sorry, Pip,' said he-51 but I wanted assurance of the truth from him. And if he asked me why I wanted it and why I thought I had any right to it, I would tell him, little as he cared for such poor dreams, that I had loved Estella dearly and long, and that, although I had lost her and must live a bereaved life, whatever concerned her was still nearer and dearer to me than anything else in the world. And seeing that Mr Jaggers stood quite still and silent, and apparently quite obdurate, under this appeal-51

7 Wemmick To most who see Wemmick, he is a strick, somewhat mean man. This is because they see him at work. Really his personality is not as such because at home he is a genital and kind friend to all. He creates for himself two personalities, one for work and the second for home, but his true personality is the one he assumes at home. Wemmick, I know you to be a man with a gentle heart. I have seen your pleasant home, and your old father, and all the innocent cheerful playful ways with which you refresh your business life `A man can't help his feelings, Mr Wemmick,' pleaded Mike. `His what?' demanded Wemmick, quite savagely. `Say that again! ' `Now, look here my man,' said Mr Jaggers, advancing a step, and pointing to the door. `Get out of this office. I'll have no feelings here. Get out.' `It serves you right,' said Wemmick. `Get out.'

8 Compeyson Compeyson was a man of deception. Because of his gentleman-like appearance anyone that didn’t know him assumed him to be a well mannered fine gentalman. In reality he is a criminal who tricked Miss Havisham and others in order to gain money. This man pursued Miss Havisham closely, and professed to be devoted to her.-22 `He set up fur a gentleman, this Compeyson, and he'd been to a public boarding-school and had learning. He was a smooth one to talk, and was a dab at the ways of gentlefolks. He was good-looking too. -42 Compeyson's business was the swindling, handwriting forging, stolen bank-note passing, and such-like. All sorts of traps as Compeyson could set with his head, and keep his own legs out of and get the profits from and let another man in for, was Compeyson's business. He'd no more heart than a iron file, he was as cold as death, and he had the head of the Devil afore mentioned.

9 Monetary Transactions Pip’s benefactor appeared to be miss Havisham, but in reality it was magwitch. Pip also hides the reality that he was the one giving money to Herbert. From the viewpoint of the receiver it doesn’t appears as if the benefactor is really the one giving the money- even though he is. Yes, Pip, dear boy, I've made a gentleman on you! It's me wot has done it!-39 `Yes,' she returned, again nodding steadily, `I let you go on.‘-43 if you would spare the money to do my friend Herbert a lasting service in life, but which from the nature of the case must be done without his knowledge, I could show you how.-43

10 London Pip expected London to be a grand old place, but in reality it was filled with dirty and crime. I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.-20 all beyond was so unknown and great,-19 I parted at the office in Little Britain… that I should be encompassed by all this taint of prison and crime-32

11 Social Class Allusion At the start of the book it Pip seems to convey that if one is in a higher social class and has more money they will lead a happier life. Pip’s major epiphany at the end includes his realization that happiness is not based on money or social class whatsoever and that he is happier without them. pondering, as I went along…generally that I was in a low-lived bad way.-8 that I knew I was common, and that I wished I was not common-9 `They made themselves my friends,' said I, `when they supposed me to have superseded them”-44 Many a year went round, before I was a partner in the House; but, I lived happily with Herbert… We were not in a grand way of business, but we had a good name, and worked for our profits, and did very well-58


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