Great Expectations

In Chapter 20-31

5. When Pip returns to Satis house to visit Estella and Miss Havisham, he feels some guilt for not visiting Joe. Do you think Dicken wants readers to believe Pip is selfish, or that Pip is hopelessly distracted by his love for Estella? What do you think?

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I think that Dickens wants people to see Pip as misguided. Pip is lost in his world of becoming a "gentleman". Pip has a good heart but is torn by conflicting forces. Being young and impressionable, he fails to see what is meaningful and real in life.