- Tragic Love
- Elegant Culture
- Becoming a Gentlemen
- "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. Said Pip (126)".
- Pip thought that England was going to be elegant and more upper class. He was expecting to learn how to be a gentlemen in a elegant city with elegant people. He was disappointed in the way that it looked and in the people that he meant.
- "Is he changed?" Miss Havisham asked her. "Very much," said Estella, looking at me. "Less coarse and common?" said Miss Havisham, playing with Estella's hair. Estella laughed, and looked at the shoe in her hand, and laughed again, and looked at me, and put the shoe down. She treated me as a boy still but she lured me on (184)".
- This shows Pip's longing for Estella, she treated him like dirt and yet he still wants her hand in marriage. He lets her toy with him and doesn't do anything to stop it. He is trying hard to be a gentlemen for her, that he is blinded from her propose to hurt him. She is toying with him like a puppet.
"Toying with him like a stringed puppet"
- "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 (251)".
- This is Pip's benefactor speaking, confessing that Pip is like his son. Pip always thought that his benefactor was Miss, Havisham raising him up to be a gentlemen for Estella. Being surprised at who it truly is.
- "Becoming a gentlemen in a low class society"
Pip starts realizing that being a gentlemen is not as easy as it seems. He looks at the people he is associating with like Estella and Joe. He starts to pick up on how Estella is treating him, but he still thrives to be with her. He also thinks of Joe as a normal man not an equal we Joe comes to see him in the beginning of part 2. He didn't believe it was the Convict that was his benefactor. He was just stunned.