Great Expectations

Pick at least two passage from chapter1 to chapter2 in the novel each other that you believe makes an important statement. Copy the passage and why you believe it is important.

I want to know symbol of 'impregnable bib' related to pip's sister character.

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A fearful man, all in coarse grey, with a great iron on his leg. A man with no hat, and with broken shoes, and with an old rag tied round his head. A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin. (Chapter 1)

This meeting with the criminal provides much of the internal and external conflict for the story. Pip comes across as a poor scared little boy from the country.This of corse is another conflict and major theme through the story.

She was not a good-looking woman, my sister; and I had a general impression that she must have made Joe Gargery marry her by hand. Joe was a fair man, with curls of flaxen hair on each side of his smooth face, and with eyes of such a very undecided blue that they seemed to have somehow got mixed with their own whites. He was a mild, good-natured, sweet-tempered, easy-going, foolish, dear fellow - a sort of Hercules in strength, and also in weakness. (Chapter 2)

These are two secondary characters of great importance to Pip. They will help define Pip all the way to the end of the story.

The whole 'impregnable bib' is used to describe Pip's sister . Literally it means that nothing gets past her bib, it is connected to her!Joe is not the nurturing Victorian mother stereotype rather than tough and practical.