Great Expectations

Considering Pip's initial reactions to Magwitch in Chapter 39, why do you think Pip becomes increasingly concerned and fearful for Magwitch's safety? Explain how this increasing concern signals a change in Pip's personality.

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Pip certainly matures between his initial reactions of Magwitch (chapter 39) to when he actually attempts to rescue him. Pip begins to realize that Magwitch dearly loved him and wanted nothing more than Pip to become a gentleman. Certainly Pip is beginning to change his values. Becoming a gentleman is no longer his only goal. Acquiring status at the risk of losing those who truly love him is, Pip realizes, no way to live.