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Pip steals a lot of food and brandy for the convict even though he doesn’t really have to. When the convict is caught, Joe’s words show where Pip learned such kindness.
‘Some bread, some rind of cheese, about half a jar of mincemeat… some brandy… a meat bone and a beautiful round compact pork pie’
‘We don’t know what you’ve done but we would not have you starved to death for it, poor miserable fellow-creature – would us Pip?’
Pip is bullied and hurt by Estella on first meeting her, as she thinks he is common.
‘I was so humiliated, hurt, spurned, offended, angry sorry – I cannot hit upon the right name for the smart – God knows what its name was – that tears started from my eyes”
Pip has come into his money, and feels embarrassed by Joe’s ‘course’ actions in London which Pip thinks show Pip up. Joe acknowledges Pip’s humiliation and tells Pip it is because he is out of place.
‘impatient’ ‘out of temper’ with Joe
‘you won’t find half so much fault in me if … you come put your head in at the forge window’
Pip acknowledges all Magwitch has done for him and realises that Magwitch did not choose this life but was forced into it through poverty, everything Magwitch has done was to pay back the kindness Pip showed him as a child.
‘took my place by Magwitch’s side’ acknowledging the ‘affection, gratitude and generosity’ of Magwitch
As an adult Pip is able to realise he is happy and comfortable. He can be with Estella now he understands how to be a good person.
‘I work pretty hard for a sufficient living and therefore – yes, I do well!’
‘saw no shadow of another parting from her’
On one meeting with Estella, before her engagement to Drummel, Pip gives a grand speech about how he loves her.
‘You have been in every line I have read…. Every prospect I have ever seen’
Pip acknowledges whilst he is spending all his fortune in London that you cannot truly change the person you are supposed to be, no matter how much dressing up you do.
“No varnish can hide the grain of the wood; and that the more varnish you put on, the more the grain will express itself.”