Great Expectations

How are the young Pip and Joe juxtaposed? How does the narrator feel now about the scene? Why have his feelings changed?

Reread Joes response to being offered money and the two paragraphs that follow. Chapter 18, shortest answer possible please

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Pip becomes more aware of the qualities and characteristics of the people around him. He refrains from complaining about life in the forge out of respect for Joe’s role in his childhood: “Home was never a pleasant place for me, because of my sister’s temper. But Joe had sanctified it.” Though the respect he pays Joe is clearly admirable, Pip the narrator passes to Joe all the credit for his behavior. He says in Chapter 14, “It was not because I was faithful, but because Joe was faithful.” Hope that works for you.