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Course Hero Literature Instructor Russell Jaffe explains the main characters in Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations.
|Pip||Pip is raised by his sister and her blacksmith husband, becomes a gentleman through the support of a mysterious benefactor, and is tortured by the desire to marry Estella. Read More|
|Estella||Estella is Miss Havisham's adopted daughter who has been groomed to break men's hearts but tries to spare Pip. Read More|
|Miss Havisham||Miss Havisham is a wealthy woman who remains secluded in her decaying house, brooding about her broken heart and seeking vengeance on men. Read More|
|Magwitch||Abel Magwitch is a convict who becomes the benefactor of Pip. Read More|
|Joe Gargery||Joe Gargery is a blacksmith who is a close friend of Pip. Read More|
|Aged P.||The Aged P. is the elderly, deaf father of Mr. Wemmick.|
|Bentley Drummle||Bentley Drummle is a snobbish, brutish gentleman who comes from a rich family and marries Estella.|
|Biddy||Biddy is an orphan who becomes Pip's friend and marries Joe.|
|Compeyson||Compeyson is Magwitch's archenemy who tracks Magwitch in England.|
|Dolge Orlick||Dolge Orlick is Joe's assistant who envies Pip's preferential treatment.|
|Herbert Pocket||Herbert Pocket is a young gentleman who becomes good friends with Pip.|
|Matthew Pocket||Matthew Pocket, father of Herbert Pocket, tutors Pip.|
|Miss Skiffins||Miss Skiffins is the fiancée and eventual wife of Mr. Wemmick.|
|Molly||Molly is Mr. Jaggers's house servant and the wife of Magwitch.|
|Mr. Jaggers||Mr. Jaggers is Pip's guardian and the lawyer of Miss Havisham.|
|Mrs. Camilla||Mrs. Camilla is a relative of Miss Havisham, who feigns affection for the recluse to inherit her money.|
|Mrs. Joe||Mrs. Joe is Pip's older sister and Joe's wife who often beats young Pip.|
|Mrs. Pocket||Mother of Herbert Pocket, Mrs. Pocket dreams of living in upper-class society.|
|Mr. Wopsle||Mr. Wopsle is a church clerk and a friend of Mrs. Joe's who goes to London and becomes an actor.|
|Sarah Pocket||A relative of Miss Havisham, Sarah Pocket pretends to love the recluse to inherit her money.|
|Startop||Startop is a fellow student of Pip's who helps Pip try to get Magwitch out of the country.|
|Trabb's boy||An assistant to the tailor Mr. Trabb, Trabb's boy makes fun of Pip about his new social status.|
|Uncle Pumblechook||Uncle Pumblechook is Pip's uncle who tries to take credit for Pip becoming a gentleman.|
|Wemmick||Wemmick is Jaggers's clerk who befriends Pip.|