What are some similarities between Oliver Twist and Pip (from Great Expectations)?
"I [Pip] never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them . . . "
Pip was orphaned very young and has no memory of his parents's appearances. At the start of the story, he is living with his sister and brother-in-law. Unfortunately, his sister is not known for being a kind woman:
"My sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery, was more than twenty years older than I, and had established a great reputation with herself and the neighbors because she had brought me up “by hand.” . . . knowing her to have a hard and heavy hand, and to be much in the habit of laying it upon her husband as well as upon me, I supposed that Joe Gargery and I were both brought up by hand" (ch. 2).
Pip's older sister is known for her "heavy hand," or the physical punishments that she uses to motivate (or perhaps abuse)...
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