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As the story of Pip unfolds and we witness the different ways in which Pip tries to climb the social ladder -- by making up fantastical stories in this case. Pip is desperately trying to validate his own illusion of wealth. Pip feels pressure not only to chase his dream but pretend that the dream is within his grasp. it will be interesting to listen to the running commentary made by the narrator, the older Pip, who, like Dickens himself, is looking back on this theme and reflecting on how it affected his happiness later on in life.