Great Expectations

What is Pip’s opinion of his home and his apprenticeship to Joe? Why has this opinion changed and what does this tell us about Pip’s character?

Chapter 11

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Pip explains his misery to his readers: He is ashamed of his home, ashamed of his trade. He wants to be uncommon, he wants to be a gentleman. He wants to be a part of the environment that he had a small taste of at the Satis House.

His greatest fear allies his greatest shame. He fears, beyond everything else, that Estella will see him in his current, dirty, blacksmith state.

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