"The journey from our town to the metropolis, was a journey of about five hours. it was a little past mid-day when the four-horse stage-coach by which i was a passenger, got into the ravel of traffic frayed out about the cross keys, wood-street, Cheap side, London...while i was scared by the immensity of London, i think i might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly , crooked , narrow,and dirty".(great expectations, Dickens pg. 126) This passage from chapter 20 of great expectations is an important event in pips life . This chapter shows the change of setting , aquaintances, and attitude of pip. It is just the beginning of his life as becoming a gentleman.
“Pip, dear old chap, life is made of ever so many partings welded together, as I may say, and one man’s a blacksmith, and one’s a white smith, and one’s a goldsmith, and one’s a coppersmith. Diwisions among such must come, and must be met as they come.”(pg. 175 great expectations, dickens) In this passage we can see that pips attitude toward joe has changed even more from the beggining, for pip is somewhat embarrased of joe and joes social class. We can see that pip now looks down on those in lower classes and would rather keep company with those in his own class-or higher classs.
"Look'ee here, Pip. I'm your second father. You're my son — more to me nor any son. I've put away money, only for you to spend. When I was hired-out shepherd in a solitary hut, not seeing no faces but faces of sheep till I half forgot wot men's and women's faces was like, I see yourn. I drops my knife many a time in that hut when I was a eating my dinner or my supper, and I says, “Here's the boy again, a looking at me whiles I eats and drinks!" I see you there a many times as plain as ever I see you on them misty marshes. “Lord strike me dead!" I says each time — and I goes out in the open air to say it under the open heavens — “but wot, if I gets liberty and money, I'll make that boy a gentleman!" And I done it. Why, look at you, dear boy! Look at these here lodgings of yourn, fit for a lord! A lord? Ah! You shall show money with lords for wagers, and beat 'em! [. from thi passage we can see that pips benefactor was not ms. havisham meaning that she was not intending for pip and estella to get married, rather she was using pip for her own self gain. pip did not like this fact also because of who his benefactor was. the convic
motif 1: crime and guilt
motif 2:loss and reward
motif 3: rich and poor
theme :if you have to compromise what is right, your doing something wrong.