It could be argued that Pip loved the idea of being with Estella more than he actually loved Estella personally. It also might be why in the end there is no clear answer as to whether or not Pip and Estella end up together. He later realizes that money does not secure happiness and he recognizes his abandonment of those he truly cares about. In both the novel and film he realizes that he gave into the pressures of a capitalist society and that he made choices based on self-interest which created conflict with those around them. One can only feel sympathy for a young boy who was devalued and taught to be ashamed of himself.
Estella also gets married to a man that loves her, Bently Drummle, but does not return his love, and chooses to marry for profits only. Love plays a large part in this story, binding some of the characters together, and ruining other’s relationships. When Pip was very young, he was confused at what love should really be. It is no surprise that Pip has a very odd point of view about women at this point in the story. He’s met so many harsh women, he must think at his young age, that most women are like that.
He lives with his sister and her husband, Joe. They live in Kent, England, in a small, marshy area. Pip falls in love with Estella, who is a young girl who is incredibly immoral and rude. Pip seems hard on himself, if he does something wrong, he has a hard time forgiving himself. He always tells himself that he needs to improve his behavior, because he sometimes treats his close friends coldly.
When Pip receives his fortune from his secret benefactor, his disregard for the two people that love him the most becomes much worse. Before hi... ... middle of paper ... ... of why his common life and being with Biddy is much better than the alternative, Estella. However, after all those reasons come to him, the remembrances of Satis House and Estella rush back to him and he is thrown into a conflict between the two. The worst part of Pip’s conflict comes from the fact that even Estella warns him of her cruelty. She tells him how she has no heart to love and will never care for him (229).
The novel demonstrates how ambition and self-improvement can be blinding and causes one to make mistakes that will cause one later to want to redeem them. Philip “Pip” Pirrip was a character that yearned for ambition and self-improvement because the woman he had great feelings for him told him he was basically coarse and common and thus his “great expectations” for himself began and she was the light of his life. Later on, readers discover someone has “great expectations” of Pip and wishes to turn him into a gentleman, which is the convict whom he first encountered in the first chapter. When Pip first takes off for his journey of great expectations his attitude towards his “family” instantly changes towa... ... middle of paper ... ... She is an eccentric woman who was jilted at the alter and could not forgive nor forget the incident. She sought to hurt all men because of what had been done with her through her adopted daughter Estella, whom was the love of Pip.
Through this, Pip’s dream becomes true and he starts to act like a snob even though he truly isn’t. His attitude changes and he becomes arrogant and the exact opposite of that he was in his childhood. This is only happens directly due to Magwitch, yet it is Miss Havisham who sows the seed of wickedness into Pip and it is through trying to impress Estella that Pip changes into someone who he never dreamt of becoming. I feel that if Pip never met these women he would have happily carried on with life in the Gargery forge. It is ironic that the negative influence on Pip’s life is from the bourgeois class of Miss Havisham and Estella who create a false illusion of existence yet the positive influence come from the last place imaginable – a fugitive convict exiled in Australia and architect of his great expectations.
Silas is so wrapped up in money that he becomes selfish and right as the company is going to start making double the profit he bought out his only friend in the company. This shows Silas Laphams’s downfall of the morals that he possess, “it is the last straw” when it comes to him being a good person and his ambition overtakes him. As the... ... middle of paper ... ... him not giving into his greed and his selfish ambition, but Silas “awakening” to what is morally right. Silas is now able to have a clear conscious and not let the money dictate his decisions. After all the wrong doing that Silas has done through his down fall and bad decision, he has finally reached his “rise” to a better self by expressing humility and honesty.
Henri exactly how he felt and how he wished to start a life with her. The product of him stepping out of his comfort zone to tell Mdlle. Henri how he truly feels shows how much Crimsworth really did progress throughout the novel. Crimsworth life was not the easiest of lives; he started out an incredibly confused and scared man about how his life would end up. And just when he seemed to be finding his way, he found that heartache can be one of the strongest and hardest things a person may go through, because it affects every aspect of your life.
There are many parts to his personality that contributes in the condition he and his family are in during the play. His nurturing of the Happy and Biff is one major issue, he raised them with the idea that if one is well-liked, he does not need to worry about qualifications. He also believed that if his boys were popular they would come out on top. Unfortunately, he does not realize that the only way a person can get rich is through work or through luck and good timing. Happy and Biff grew up to believe in all th... ... middle of paper ... ...s the event because he feels that is the reason for Biff being unsuccessful.
He quickly understands how his narrow view of the world will lead him into trouble when he finds himself alone. The reader accompanies Holden through his stressful experiences over a period of three days through which we learn of his pain-filled past and negative outlook on the future. Some of the barriers Holden came upon during the time period of the novel are themes of everyday life. In The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger intends to grab his audience’s attention with the story of a young teen named Holden Caulfield who must face emotional damage, hidden truths, and accepting responsibility Holden’s inabilities to sustain a normal life, according to the standards of people in modern times, led to him contemplate his life and the emotional damage he suffered from.