Why does Pip "embroider" his account of his visit to Satis House? 

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From his very first visit to Satis House, Pip realises that he has entered another world. This is clearly a very special place, a very unusual place, which Pip finds utterly fascinating. Pip feels that this is his own world, a world full of strangeness and secrets. As with many young children, having secrets gives him a sense of his own identity. They are his secrets and no one else's.

Not surprisingly, then, Pip doesn't want to let on to the grown-ups exactly what happened during that fateful first visit. If he reveals all then Satis House will somehow lose the aura of enchantment it exerts over Pip's youthful imagination. Also, Pip has developed a crush on Estella. The feelings he's developed for her are strange and unique and he doesn't quite fully understand them, such is his callowness. He needs to "embroider" the story of his visit to deflect attention from his instant attraction to this insufferable, yet beautiful girl.

Pip's self-image is an important factor in his desire for...

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