Pip and Joe’s Relationship in Great Expectations

In ​Great Expectations ​(1861) by Charles Dickens, the most noteworthy relationship is the relationship between Pip, the protagonist of the novel, and his father-figure Joe, the humble blacksmith. Throughout the course of the text, this relationship evolves from a warm, brotherly relationship, forged in the fires of adversity, to a distant and fractured one, caused…

Great Expectations: Pip’s Character Development & Analysis

In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Pip goes through an initiation consisting of a series of ordeals that force him to mature or suffer the consequences. As Pip experiences the different standards of living, his expectations increase. Pip’s inclination to act like a gentlemen causes him to spend prodigiously, forget the value of true friendship, and…

Great Expectations Themes: Love, Redemption, Isolation

Of the major themes from Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations” to be discussed as to their importance concerning its structure, I have selected “Love” in the context of human relationships, “Isolation” and finally “Redemption”. The loneliness isolation brings can only be redeemed by the loving associate of our fellow man, this is a two way…