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skank1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 30, 2009 at 11:23 PM via web

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How does Pip feel about Biddy in "Great Expectations"?

How does she feel about Pip and his wanting to be a gentleman?

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted March 31, 2009 at 4:17 AM (Answer #1)

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While Biddy loves Pip, his feelings for her are platonic.  He sees her as a sister figure (a much better one than his biological sister ever was).  Pip does not realize until it is too late that Biddy has been a true friend to him.

Because of Biddy's love for Pip, she desires to see him accomplish his goals, but she is apprehensive about his going to London to become a gentlemen because she knows that she will most likely lose him forever.  She is a simple character, without Pip's extravagant tastes, and realizes that London society will only whet Pip's appetite for the "finer" things and people in life.

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skank1 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 31, 2009 at 10:57 PM (Answer #2)

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How does she feel about Pip and about his wanting to be a gentleman?

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