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First Impressions of Magwitch When Magwitch first appears to Pip inn the graveyard he is dressed "all in course grey, with

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Introduction

First Impressions of Magwitch When Magwitch first appears to Pip inn the graveyard he is dressed "all in course grey, with a great iron on his leg", this is when we realise he is a convict. He has "no hat", "broken shoes" and "an old rag tied round his head". He looked like he had been "soaked in water, and smothered in mud", his walk has been described as a limp, like he had been "lamed by stones, and cut by flint". He must have been cold as he was "shivering". Also he "glared and growled" and his teeth "chattered in his head", this is as though he is a wild beast who has seen his enemy. ...read more.

Middle

When Pip says he does Magwitch threatens him again, "Lord strike you dead if you don't", this is what he tells Pip if he doesn't get him some food and a file. At dinner that night Pip saves his bread for Magwitch, so he is obviously frightened of him and thinks Magwitch will kill him if he doesn't, for this he nearly gets into trouble with his sister. During the night Pip steals food and a file for Magwitch and the next day he goes back to the marshes to find Magwitch. When Pip finds Magwitch he takes the food and eats the mincemeat like he was "putting it away somewhere in a violent hurry" Magwitch changes again and says thank you to Pip for bringing him food. ...read more.

Conclusion

When the soldiers find Magwitch they also find the other convict, Compayson, and they are fighting. Compayson tries to accuse Magwitch of trying to murder him. Magwitch says that he was making sure that Compayson didn't get away, "He's a liar born, and he'll die a liar"; this makes us think that Magwitch is telling the truth and really didn't want Compayson to get away. As Magwitch gets into the boat no one acknowledges him and it was like it happens a lot. "No one seemed surprised to see him, or interested in seeing him, or glad to see him, or sorry to see him, or spoke a word". In the first five chapters we see Magwitch's character as evil and he doesn't come across as a nice man. ...read more.

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