Great Expectations Essay

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Katie Cason Cason 1


English Honors Period 3

14 May 2013

Evolution on Account of New Fortune

Despite the fact that the powers of money can viciously deter someone from passion, in Great Expectations the origin of these funds evidently results in the recovery of integrity. Phillip Pirrup, or Pip, is an orphaned child who lives with his sister and her husband, Pip's fellow sufferer, Joe. On account of the kindness he conveys towards an escaped convict, he eventually receives benefits from the convict who poses as an unknown benefactor. However, throughout his life he believes Miss Havisham to be the supplier of these funds, and Pip also thinks that this unhappy and corrupt women means him to be with her adopted daughter Estella, who Pip loves. As the story persists, we see Pip cope with his new expectations and change as a person. Charles Dickens composed Great Expectations as a semi- autobiographical novel in which he criticizes the Victorian society through Pip's evolution and the events that occur.

Pip's lust to establish himself as a prestigious gentleman in Victorian society modifies Pip as a person in stage one from purity to unscrupulousness, in stage two when the climactic moment of his monstrosity is reached, and in stage three as Pip reconnects with his former passionate self.

Pip's evolution from a virtuous and appreciative individual to a corrupt being is divulged in stage one on account of Pip's new property. As the story of his life proceeds, Pip appreciates and accepts Joe's love and compassion as shown when he claims, "... I loved Joe- perhaps for no better reason in those early days than because the dear fellow let me love hime..." (Dickens 45). Pip is seen in his most innocent state when he apprehends the worth of Joe's...