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Great Expectations

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Miss Havisham a wealthy woman who takes Pip on as a companion for herself and her adopted daughter, Estella
Estella Miss Havisham's adopted daughter, whom Pip pursues
Mrs. Joe Gargery Pip's hot-tempered adult sister who is 20 years older than Pip and who takes Pip in when his parents die
Abel Magwitch The Convict who escapes from a prison ship, whom Pip treats kindly and who in turn becomes Pip's benefactor
Provis another name for Magwitch the convict
Pip an orphan and the protagonist and narrator of Great Expectations
Mr. Jaggers prominent London lawyer who represents the interests of diverse clients both in criminal and civil law
Mr. Pumblechook a meddlesome corn merchant who claims to be responsible for Pip's good fortune
Joe Pip's brother-in-law; was more like a father to Pip; blacksmith in the village
Biddy a kind-hearted, country girl; cares for Pip's sister until she dies; plain, kind and moral; opposite of Estella
Herbert initially fights Pip at Miss Havisham's house; becomes Pip's best friend later in the story
Wemmick Jagger's clerk; Pip's friend; has two different demeanors - one at work and one at home (Castle)
Orlick the day laborer in Joe's forge; evil, hateful man; responsible for hurting Pip's sister and tried to kill Pip
Drumle antagonist; marries Estella; Pip hates him
Created by: GreenAcademy
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