Presentation on theme: "Who are Pip’s heroes? The Breakdown of Prominent Personalities Philip Blass and David Stahl."— Presentation transcript:
Who are Pip’s heroes? The Breakdown of Prominent Personalities Philip Blass and David Stahl
Mrs. Joe Gargery Boisterous and Egotistical “Who brought you up by hand and don’t you forget it!” “Appreciate who brought you up by hand” Rough Personality “Jammed the loaf hard.” “Sawed a very thick round off the loaf.” Harsh Character “Tickler” the whip Tough Love- She definitely cares about Pip She did bring him up by hand, and she really didn’t have to- she did show up. (The Rashah) “Mrs. Joe has been out a dozen times, looking for you, Pip” (Joe to Pip) Desire to instill manners and appreciation- this is why she’s so hard on him (Obama example) She went all Jewish mother on him- she was so concerned about his job- his future (double sided argument)
Miss Havisham No Love Transformation of adopted Estella into another Ms. Havisham – mesorah of hatred Angry and Cruel Playing with Pip’s heart and emotions Vengeful The use of Estella as a puppet Unwilling to move on in life The permanently stopped clock What have I done? Response to the marriage of Estella and Drummle- ultimately learns her lesson- Pip sees repentance Lesson reversed: Pip stands up to Estella despite Ms. Havisham’s attempts- strength from betrayal.
Abel Magwitch Bad man Let’s not forget…he is a convict Bad in a Convict’s eye Pip on the gravestone Prisoners and Child Endangerment Mysterious and Shadowed No contact with Pip, Forces himself on Pip Supports Pip, gives him money that he makes “I worked so you wouldn’t have to” Honors his debt (theme with Jaggers also, cleaning your debts)
Mr. Jaggers Intimidating Scruff marks, scary office, anxious clients Dirty Business, Dirty Professional Convicts all day, can even scare them. What a way to make a parnasa! Hides from Guilty Conscience Soap scented hands Takes care of Pip Takes jobs nobody else does and gets the job done His intimidation will help Pip be intimidating and take intimidation if and when it becomes necessary. He teaches Pip what he thinks Pip will need to know ex. How to be successful in the business world.
Joe Gargery Simpleton Blacksmith No Education Can’t even read or write Spineless? “Joe look at [Mrs. Joe] in a helpless way, then took a helpless bite, then looked at me.” Defenseless for Pip Mrs. Joe has her way with him every time Will teach Pip anything and everything that he does know He loves Pip He and Pip give each other the strength to deal with Mrs. Joe. They cheer each other up and entertain each other, esp. after one gets berated. He supports Pip’s decisions.