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by Charles Dickens

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What are the main characteristics of Pip from Great Expectations?

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I'm not sure what your teacher feels you need to know about Pip, but I can give you a broad view of his character. For more details, go to the link below.

Pip's parents are dead, and he lives with his sister and her husband, Joe Gargery. His sister is abusive, but Joe, his brother-in-law, is kind and gentle. He loves Estella, a girl his age who lives with Miss Havisham, but he feels he isn't good enough for her. He finds out he has a benefactor who's willing to pay for him to be educated in London. His teacher in London, Mr. Herbert Pocket, Sr., isn't very good, but it's during this time that Pip learns a valuable lesson about what it means to be a friend and a gentleman. He understands now what his expectations should have been.

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