Great Expectations Part 1, Chapter 2 and 3 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 1, Chapter 2 and 3 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Joe Gargery: a blacksmith who is married to Pip’s sister

Second Convict: an escaped convict from the hulks who has a bruise on his left cheek

Summary
Pip runs home from the churchyard only to be informed by Joe that his sister is out looking for him. His sister is 20 years older than Pip and is described as “not a good-looking woman … with black hair and eyes and a prevailing redness of skin.” Joe, on the other hand, is gentle and protective towards Pip and is described as “a fair man, with curls of flaxen hair on each side of his smooth face.” Mrs. Joe returns to the house, and upon finding Pip there, throws him across the room,...

(The entire section is 599 words.)