Great Expectations Part Two

WHEN WE BECOME IMPORTANT OR NEEDED, WE BECAME DIFFERENT OR FAKE, BUT WHEN WE ARE SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE THAT ARE OUR EQUALS WE DON'T CHANGE.

"You will find your credit good, Mr. Pip", said my guardian, whose flask of sherry smelt like a whole cask-full, as he hastily refreshed himself, "but I shall by this means be able to check your bills, and to pull you up if I find you outrunning the constable. Of course you'll go wrong somehow, but that's no fault of mine." (132)

- This passage is to symbolize the fact that Pip has received a great fortune and as part of his teaching of becoming a gentleman is to take care of his money and responsibilities.

Changes in Economy

It was a noble dish of fish that the housekeeper had put on table, and we had a joint of equally choice mutton afterwards, and then an equally choice bird. Sauces, wines, all the accessories we wanted, and all of the best, were given out by our host from his dumb-waiter; and when they had made the circuit of the table, he always put them back again. (166)

- This passage is to show the difference between his life as a boy when he did not have any expectations to now, where he has a fortune. His later life is full of fancy dinners and gentleman conversations while his childhood was uneducated and common.

Greed

"She drew her arm through mine, as if it must be done, and I requested a waiter who had been staring at the coach like a man who had never seen such a thing in his life, to show a private sitting-room," (208).

- This passage was an example of an affection of Pip's expectations. With Estella, Pip had to be formal, a gentleman, now that he had money. While when he was a kid with no money all Pip did was play with Estella when he was told by Miss. Havisham.

Phoniness

At the end of Part 2 of great expectation Pip realizes a change in his expectations. Since he had come of fortune, he believed that Miss. Havisham was his guardian and Estella would one day be his. With his in mind he broke Biddy's heart left Joe and lead a life of hurt and lost love. Yet at the end of Part two he learns that his convict is his guardian. At this he is disgusted that he was brought up by such a person, but he also realizes that he left Biddy and Joe for an unrealistic love. He also realized that Estella was never saved for him and she was just using him like she did to every other man.

Love

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