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Joe/Magwitch individual's idealism/desire Great Expectations In Great Expectations, a book by Charles Dickens, Joe and Magwitch both desire to change Pip's life for the better,

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Adam Callaway Per 4 2/1/04 Joe/Magwitch individual's idealism/desire Great Expectations In Great Expectations, a book by Charles Dickens, Joe and Magwitch both desire to change Pip's life for the better, although Joe wants Pip to be a good and honest person and Magwitch wants him to be wealthy. Their expectations of Pip create pressure on him to succeed. This pressure is too much for Pip and he ends up destroying Pip's life. Joe wants Pip to follow in his footsteps and be a poor hardworking blacksmith who was kind at heart. When Joe was nice to the convict, it proves Joe is trying to set a good example for Pip. ...read more.

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Joe relied to heavily on the fact that Pip was there and this proved devastating to him. Joe was a good person, but was foolish enough to think that Pip could be his son. Magwitch was Joes opposite in Great Expectation, and he wants Pip to be rich and successful. When he is caught, Magwitch's covers for Pip and says that he was the one that stole the pie and wine. (Dickens, 20) Magwitch saw the goodness in Pip and Callaway 2 from that point on decided that Pip was going to succeed in life. Pips life was changed by this brief incident. ...read more.

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This shortcoming caused Pip to become wealthy and lose all his money in a very small amount of time. Following Magwitch's example Pip also takes an impoverished boy in the hopes that he will become rich as well. ( Dickens, 156) Pip's actions prove that he never forgot where he came from. This was one of the only beneficial attributes Pip received from Magwitch. Although Magwitch gave much to Pip, he ended up destroying a young man's life. Joe wished for Pip to be a good person and Magwitch wanted him to be wealthy, but when he became both of these things he did not know what to do and ruined his life. This story proves that living out your dreams, whether it be kindness or wealth, is never a good idea. ...read more.

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