What do the marshes represent to Pip throughout Great Expectations?

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I would say the marshes can also represent emptiness. Pip is first at the marshes studying the names of his family members who have passed away. He does so with a stick poking at their graves. When the life of the convict comes in contact with Pip, Pip finds the desparation of the covict almost immediately. When people are in that desparate state, they are empty, waiting to be filled.

The convict's first need is hunger and he looks to be filled by Pip. Out of fear Pip does help the convict, but I...

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