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The man tells Pip that if he wants to live, he'll go down to his house and bring him back some food and a file for the shackle on his leg.
Pip agrees to meet him early the next morning and the man walks back into the marshes.
Dickens introduces us immediately to Pip, who serves as both the young protagonist of Great Expectations and the story's narrator looking back on his own story as an adult.
By the end of the week, Pip is on his way to London to become a gentleman.
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Young Pip is staring at the gravestones of his parents, who died soon after his birth.
This tiny, shivering bundle of a boy is suddenly terrified by the voice of large, bedraggled man who threatens to cut Pip's throat if he doesn't stop crying.
Part I Pip is an orphan living on the Kent marshes with his abusive sister and her husband, Joe Gargery, the village blacksmith.
While exploring in the churchyard near the tombstones of his parents, Pip is accosted by an escaped convict.Pip tells him that yes, he is an orphan and that he lives with his sister, Mrs.Joe Gargery, the wife of a blacksmith, about a mile from the church.The man has the file that Pip stole for the convict years before. Pip continues to visit Miss Havisham on his birthday and on one of these occasions, his leaving work early instigates a fistfight between Joe and Joe's assistant, Dolge Orlick. On his way home from that visit, Pip finds out his sister was almost murdered and is now mentally crippled. Pip is attracted to her even though she is not educated and polished like Estella. Jaggers, visits Pip and Joe and informs them that Pip has "great expectations." Pip is overjoyed and assumes the windfall is from Miss Havisham, who wants to prepare him for Estella.He gets a new suit of clothes and is amazed at how differently he is treated by Mr. When Pip gets Trabb's shop boy in trouble for not treating Pip with respect, he realizes how money changes things.Pip is immediately attracted to Estella in spite of how she and Miss Havisham treat him.