Pip says of his attempts to rationalize not seeing Joe, "All other swindlers upon earth are nothing to the self-swindlers, and with such pretences did I cheat myself" page He can't get her words out of his mind: that I was a common labouring-boy; that my hands were coarse; that my boots were thick; that I had fallen into a despicable habit of calling knaves Jacks; that I was much more ignorant than I had considered myself last night, and generally that I was in a low-lived bad way.
Pip is like that kid who goes away to college in the big city and comes back wearing designer shoes and thinking he's better than his parents because they don't know the difference between vermicelloni and bucatini.
For Dickens and his age, tears had a moral value; crying could arouse feelings of love and the sense of connection to and responsibility for others.
The problem is that Pip has all the wrong ideas about being a gentleman. A Bildungsroman should contain education Charles Dickens has shown this through out the text Human nature separates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom.
In some ways Great expectations does not fit the traditional bildungsroman as the person is telling the story as an adult reflecting on his life from childhood Works Cited Dickens, Charles. We have much stricter standards about child abuse these days, but even in a century when it was common to use physical punishment, Pip's upbringing is particularly bad.
The plot follows a young boy named Phillip Pirrip or 'Pip' and it focuses on his growth as he matures from a young boy into a fully grown man. Charles Dickens ' Great Expectations Essay - It is said that there has never been a perfect writer and no one has ever written a perfect novel, except for Charles Dickens.