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…