Early in the Novel Dickens turns pip into a snob, How does Dickens show the process and the result of this change?
This story is focused around the life of a boy called Pip who lives on the forge with his sister and her husband Joe. Pip's relationship with his family and with others changes as the book progresses and as Pip gradually becomes a snob. Dickens shows this process and results of this in a few clear stages.
Pip was a young innocent boy, who had no prejudices against any other class or type of person. So upon meeting the criminal Magwitch he does not turn him in. This true innocence or lack of understanding on Pip's part shows Magwitch what innocence is. Due to this reason Magwitch later believes that this innocence and lack of prejudice towards other classes is what the upper class needs. He then decides later when he makes the fortune he deserves to make Pip into an upper class gentleman and therefore make the world a better place, but his trust is misplaced and Pip, with his new status, rapidly turns into what Magwitch despises, an upper class snob.
Pip's first step to becoming a gentleman is to visit the residence of Miss Havisham, where he is to meet and play with Estella. Estella has been adopted by Miss Havisham, and is forged into a woman to whom you pour your soul into, only for her to ignore it. The reason she is forged like this is due to Miss Havisham being stood up on the day of her marriage by her fiancÃÂ©. As a result Estella is brutal with the truth towards Pip, the "coarse, common boy", and she also shows him his inadequacies, "he calls knaves, jacks". This humiliation endured...