Great Expectations

Great Expectations
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Ch. 4

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  • "Joe's station and influence were something feebler when there was none"(Dickens 30).
  • "Swine were the companions of the prodigal. The gluttony of Swine is put before us, as an example to the young" (Dickens 31).
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  • This is foreshadowing Pip's desire to find a better role-model who is better than Joe. Pip doesn't realize his gradual dislike for Joe's commonness, but this will lead to the realization.
  • The word Prodigal is an allusion to the prodigal son. Pip is a living allusion to the prodigal son, he leaves for a better life, but will come back later.
  • In "Great Expectations," Charles Dickens utilizes chapter four to demonstrate Pip's intensified yearning to leave and lead a better life as a gentleman.
  • 7. Pip realizes that Joe is a common man and Pip does not desire to lead the same common life that Joe lives.
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