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Magwitch is portrayed as an intimidating

Nine year-old orphan 'Pip' Pirrip lives with his harridan older sister and her hen-pecked but good-natured blacksmith husband Joe Gargery in rural, Regency-Period Britain.While visiting his mother's grave near the moors, Pip is set upon by Abel Magwitch, an escaped convict from a prison ship whose intimidating appearance causes Pip to steal food and drink from the Gargeries on his behalf.He recommits his life, this time a conscious choice, to do good. His flaw is in wanting to return to see and show off his creation.His generosity is great, but it is not perfect and not done just for Pip's benefit.Magwitch, as a young man, is what Joe would have been if Joe had been ruled by his passions and reacted to life instead of taking responsibility for his choices.Magwitch is another father figure for Pip, showing both what happens with bad choices and how you can rise above them.

He finds her haughty and cruel but becomes attracted to her beauty as his visits continue.

Magwitch worked for Compeyson- I found this statement to show how deceitful Compeyson is.

He has no care for the past, and immediately tried to get himself out of trouble, and to get Magwitch in more. He believes in a change of luck- and yet, because he already has good luck, he does not believe that he is subjected to it.

Therefore I am going to try and decide which of these two 'categories' the character of Abel Magwitch falls into.

When we first meet Magwitch in Chapter one our first impressions of him are not positive.


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