While exploring in the churchyard near the tombstones of his parents, Pip is accosted by an escaped convict. Returning with these the next morning, Pip discovers a second escaped convict, an enemy of the first one.
Plot summary[ edit ] On Christmas Eve, around Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings. Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith.
The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file. Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy. Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict who is fighting with another escaped convict.
The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy. Pip visits Miss Havisham and falls in love with her adopted daughter Estella. Estella remains aloof and hostile to Pip, which Miss Havisham encourages. Pip visits Miss Havisham regularly, until he is old enough to learn a trade.
When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work.
Orlick is suspected of the attack.
Mrs Joe becomes kind-hearted after the attack. Pip is to leave for London, but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor, he first visits her. Herbert and Pip have previously met at Satis Hall, where Herbert was rejected as a playmate for Estella. Pip meets fellow pupils, Bentley Drummle, a brute of a man from a wealthy noble family, and Startop, who is agreeable.
Jaggers disburses the money Pip needs. Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe. He is disquieted to see Orlick now in service to Miss Havisham.
Back in London, Pip and Herbert exchange their romantic secrets: Pip adores Estella and Herbert is engaged to Clara.
Pip meets Estella when she is sent to Richmond to be introduced into society. Mrs Joe dies and Pip returns to his village for the funeral.Great Expectations, published in , is considered to be one of his greatest works both overall and within the bildungsroman genre, due to its intricate narrative and character developments.
The novel addresses many of the common concerns in bildungsromane, such as finding a place to belong, discovering who one can depend on, defining what really matters in life, and coming to peace with .
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