In Great Expectations, what does Pip learn from the two convicts he overhears on the stagecoach?

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Essentially, Pip's illusions about class are given a good crack here, because he learns his benefactor was not the elegant, snobby Miss Havisham, but Magwitch the convict.

One of the convicts says he's been delivering money to a fellow named Pip and that Magwitch is giving him this money as payment for "service," that is, the child Pip's helping Magwitch by getting him food and a file at the beginning of the novel.

This revelation relates to the novel's themes about class and character. For a long while now, ever since he set his heart on winning Estella's affections, Pip has been a snob, shunning his low-born loved ones and spending more money than he has to appear a gentleman. He's assumed it is Miss Havisham who's been giving him money, but instead his benefactor is a criminal. Yet the low-born criminal seems to have more compassion and generosity than the "well-bred" old woman.

This is an important part of Pip's development, as he must cast off his snobbery before he can truly grow and mature as a person.

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Pip overhears one of the convicts (the one he recognizes from the Three Jolly Bargemen bar years ago) talking about a convict who (from the marshes in the beginning) asked him to deliver two one-pound notes to a kid by the name of Pip.  The money was for his "service."  At this point, Pip knows that it was the first convict who gave him the money, not Havisham.  He also learns that the first convict was again tried and was given a life sentence for breaking out of prison.  Upset at his findings, Pip jumps off the stagecoach as soon as possible.

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