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Unformatted text preview: around Pip in his later years but he didn’t say anything. Joe was not the type of man that says everything on his mind. If there was something wrong he dealt with it in a quiet and patient manner. Great Expectations shows the trait of sweetness in Joe very clearly. When Pip was sick, Joe comes and takes care of him, When Pip is showing signs of stability Joe leaves. Joe feels no need to stay and look after Pip because he knows that he is not needed anymore. Pip is now a gentleman, Joe is still a coarse and common man. Even when Pip was going through changes from a blacksmith’s apprentice to a gentleman, Joe knew not to get in the way. There can be many lessons taken from Joe Gargery, if we can strive to be more like the kind and gentle soul Joe was the world would simpler and finer place. Even though Joe is just a character in a book there still can be a lot to learn from him....
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Menon during the Summer '06 term at Georgia State University, Atlanta.
- Summer '06