Pip Pirrip Character Analysis

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Pip Pirrip is the protagonist and narrator in the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Being raised by his sister and brother-in-law in Kent, England, Pip is an innocent, compassionate but lonely young boy. As Pip gets older and is introduced to new people (upper class), he second-guesses his life and what he wants. Believing that anything less than upper class is beneath him, he sets his sights on a new and "improved  way of life. During the process, he becomes snobbish and proud. As Pip falls deeper into debt and confusion about his own life, everything around him begins to fall and collapse. Once Pip hits rock bottom, the man who was the true gentleman in the first place once again brings him back onto his feet.

Lonely because of isolation from the everyday outside world and "normal family-ties  (Coles Notes 101), Pip often visits his parents in the churchyard and explores the marshes. Upon one of these visits he runs into a convi

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