Joe, Pip’s brother-in-law, is his closest friend and major influence in his life. He never question Joe’s worth until he meets Estella and Miss Havisham. When Estella makes fun of him for calling a “knave” card a “jack,” (indicating lower class), Pip blames Joe for teaching him this name. When Joe comes to London to visit him, Pip is embarrassed at Joe’s clothes and manners. He distances himself from Joe, even to the point of avoiding him sometimes when he returns to his home town. The older Pip who serves as a narrator looks back on his behavior and realizes how very wrong it was. In his relationship with Magwitch, he decides it is wrong to take any more of Magwitch’s money after he realizes that it is the former convict who has been his sponsor. Though Magwitch earned his money honestly, Pip convinces himself that the does not deserve it. To Pip, his “great expectations” have been based on a falsehood and must be rejected.