Give examples of biblical allusions presented by Dickens in Great Expectations.

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The character of Joe Gargery could be seen as resembling Joseph, the (earthly) father of Jesus. He, like Joseph, is a quiet, meek, gentle man. He works as a blacksmith, while Joseph worked as a carpenter. As for Pip, well, he's rather like the Prodigal Son. He obtains a large sum of money—an inheritance, no less—and ends up losing it before returning home to the bosom of his loving family.

Long before Pip comes into money, Mr. Wopsle chides him for his alleged ingratitude for all the wonderful things he has in life, including his sister's loving care...

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