Honesty in "Great Expectations" Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Honesty in "Great Expectations"
An analysis of the character of Pip and his personal growth through interactions in the book "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.
# 87427 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This four page paper analyzes Charles Dickens' novel "Great Expectations". It looks specifically at two characters, Pip, the central character, and his interactions and growth because of one other major character, Joe Gargery. The paper focuses on their relationship and how Pip is affected positively by Joe by learning from his qualities of honesty.

From the Paper:

" Learning about Honesty in Great Expectations Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is not exactly a novel that is full of lies, but it is a novel full of half-truths. Miss Havisham uses Pip for her cruel amusement, allowing him to believe he will wed Estella and inherit money. Estella perpetuates him this mis-belief as she never tells him differently. Mr. Jaggers does not tell Pip that Magwitch is his true benefactor and in doing so maintains Pip's misunderstanding. However, one character is always completely honest with Pip: Joe Gargery. Joe never tells Pip anything but the truth, and by doing so places himself apart from the other characters. It is the irony of Great Expectations that, after all that Pip does to become a gentleman, the character who Pip learns the most honest qualities from is the blacksmith, Joe Gargery."

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