Table of Contents
- 1 Who said if you can t get to be oncommon through going straight you ll never get to it through going crooked?
- 2 What does Joe tell Pip will keep him from being uncommon?
- 3 Who refers to Pip as an uncommon scholar?
- 4 Why wont Pip tell the truth about what happened at Satis House?
- 5 What does it say about Pip’s character that he lies about Miss Havisham?
- 6 Who becomes Pip’s teacher?
Who said if you can t get to be oncommon through going straight you ll never get to it through going crooked?
Quote by Charles Dickens: “If you can’t get to be uncommon through going s…”
What does Joe tell Pip will keep him from being uncommon?
When Pip admits he feels coarse and common and that he lied in describing his visit to Miss Havisham’s, Joe tells Pip that you have to be common before you can be uncommon, that no good comes of lies, and if you cannot get to be uncommon by being honest, you will never get there by being dishonest.
What does Pip say about Joe?
As an adult, Pip has many regrets about how he looked down on and neglected Joe during those first years after Pip’s class status changed. “Biddy,” said I, “I made a remark respecting my coming down here often, to see Joe, which you received with a marked silence. Have the goodness, Biddy, to tell me why.”
Why do pumblechook and Mrs Joe believe Pip’s elaborate account?
Joe and Uncle Pumblechook want to believe Pip, for their awe of the aristocracy is so fatuous that they want to think they are unique in their habits and very different in their ways.
Who refers to Pip as an uncommon scholar?
Pip is “an uncommon scholar.” Joe accommodates Pip’s wish to have Miss Havisham as his benefactor and dresses up to appear at her mansion. Obviously, he is very uncomfortable, but he acquiesces to whatever is asked of him because he loves the boy.
Why wont Pip tell the truth about what happened at Satis House?
Pip didn’t want to tell the truth about what happened at Satis House (playing cards with Estella whilst Miss Havisham watched) because he didn’t think they’d understand Miss Havisham’s weirdness. Pip is dissatisfied with Mr Wopsle’s school because he realises it is a sham. …
How does pumblechook treat Pip?
Uncle Pumblechook antagonizes Pip by treating him like he is unimportant and yet taking advantage of him. Pip considers Mr. Pumblechook “wretched company” because he does nothing but nag and harass him (ch 8, enotes etext p. 38).
What does Pip tell Mr Pumblechook and his sister that Miss Havisham lives in?
He lies that Miss Havisham lives in a black, velvet carriage that sits in her mansion.
What does it say about Pip’s character that he lies about Miss Havisham?
Pip lies to Mrs. Joe and Uncle Pumblechook because he does not want to tell them what happens at Miss Havisham’s house. Joe is harsh, and Pumblechook “is little more than a stereotype of a snob” (enotes characters). They would never believe him if he told them the truth, and he would probably sustain quite a beating.
Who becomes Pip’s teacher?
By Charles Dickens Fortunately, Biddy comes to the rescue. Biddy not only agrees to teach Pip everything she knows about reading, writing, and arithmetic, but she also takes on the task of teaching all the children in town. One night after school, Pip stops at the Three Jolly Bargeman pub to collect Joe.
Why doesn’t Pip tell the truth about Miss Havisham and Satis House to Mrs Joe Mr Pumblechook and Joe?
Pip didn’t want to tell the truth about what happened at Satis House (playing cards with Estella whilst Miss Havisham watched) because he didn’t think they’d understand Miss Havisham’s weirdness. Pip’s expectations have changed because he now knows he can control his fate through hard work.