In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens , Pip is an orphan who is raised by his sister and her husband. Joe is the parent Pip needs , and he is a better parent than Mrs. Joe.
Joe is the parent Pip needs because he encourages Pip and teaches him lessons. Joe acts fatherly towards Pip when he says " Don't you tell me no more of ' em , Pip" (pg 694). Joe is being fatherly because he is telling Pip not to lie anymore and fathers are supposed to tell their sons what to do and what not to do. Joe is teaching Pip a lesson which is that lying is bad. Pip shows how Joe helps him when he says "There was some hope in this piece of wisdom, and it rather encouraged me " (pg 694). Joe gave Pip hope when he felt low and uncommon and Joe is father-like by helping him feel useful.
Joe is able to find the good in Pip and not get mad because he loves him like he was his own son.
Joe is a better parent than Mrs. Joe because he doesn't explode or break things. He protects Pip from Mrs Joe's violent attacks. When Joe says "and she got up, and she made a grab at Tickler , and she Rampaged out" (pg 677) it proves he is a better parent and that Mrs. Joe is violent. The Tickler is a evil little weapon Mrs. Joe uses to hit Pip. However Joe doesn't have a weapon he doesn't rampage or try to attack Pip like a wild mad man because he is more parent-like. "Drat that boy," interposed my sister, frowning at me over her work,"what a questioner he is " (pg 679). Mrs. Joe is...