Characters Archives: Pip

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I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

Background. “I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 38). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Quotation […]

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I began fully to know how wrecked I was.

Background. “I began fully to know how wrecked I was.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 39). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Pip reflects on how his ambitions have changed. he now finds himself harboring a wanted man, and his dreams of […]

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We need never be ashamed of our tears.

Background. “We need never be ashamed of our tears.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 19). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quotation, said by the character Pip, is taken from the following passages of Chapter 19: I walked away at a […]

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While I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.

Background. “While I was scared by the immensity of London, I think I might have had some faint doubts whether it was not rather ugly, crooked, narrow, and dirty.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 20). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip reflects on […]

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My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

Background. “My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 1). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel […]

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Scattered wits take a long time picking up.

Background. “Scattered wits take a long time picking up.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 17). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quote comes from the followig passages towards the end of Chapter 17 of Great Expectations, and are said by the character Pip: […]

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Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.

Background.  “Throughout life, our worst weaknesses and meannesses are usually committed for the sake of the people whom we most despise.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 27). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip regretfully reflects after he scorned Joe in order not […]

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