Great Expectations

what were pip's first impressions of his parents, and where had he derived these from?

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Pip's first and only real impression of his parents is formed from his observations of their gravestomes. Pip tells us in Chapter 1 of the novel

'The shape of the letters on my father's [tombstone] gave me an odd idea that he was a square, stout, dark man, with curly black hair.'

Pip also makes similar deductions from the inscription on his mother's tombstone thathis mother 'was freckled and sickly.'


'Great Expectations' - Charles Dickens