What effect does meeting the convict have on Pip? What are Pip's feelings for the convict, his fears? Does he want to keep his word?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

The young Pip is frightened of the convict. He feels very guilty too about helping him, as he knows his society would consider it a sin and that Mrs. Joe would be angry. Nevertheless, he shows himself to be a compassionate and kindhearted boy. He goes above and beyond the convict Magwitch's expectations in bringing him bread, a rind of cheese, half a jar of mincemeat, brandy, a meat bone, and a "compact" pork pie, as well as the file he needs.

When Pip gets to Magwitch with the food, his guilt at stealing makes him feel he is about to be caught at every...

(The entire section contains 317 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team