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... more in his life but in doing so, changes and becomes a worse person for it.
Dickens has conveyed many lessons to the readers one of which is that you can't judge a book by its cover. We know this because in Chapter 1, the readers reactions’ to the appearance of Magwitch is a disgusting, sinful creature, ‘a fearful man’, but in Chapter 39, the reactions are the opposite; we warm to the convict, and see how the convict repays Pip by becoming his benefactor. The morals are just as relevant today because people are stereotypical and place a judgement based on their appearance, like in the novel Pip is described as a shy, timid, innocent little boy; however, in chapter 39 his true colours are shown. We see the grown up snobbish Pip, where his better class and status has changed his demeanour; immediately breaking the stereotype readers had placed on him.
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