Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Character List

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Pip (Philip Pirrip, Handel) The narrator of the story who tells of his rise to wealth, his desertion of his true friends for that wealth and a chance with Estella, and his humbling by his own arrogance. At the end of the story he has learned wealth does not bring happiness.

Joe Gargery The kind blacksmith married to Pip's sister who is the moral reference point for most characters in the story. In spite of Pip's snobbery, Joe remains faithful and loving to him and is always there in Pip's hour of need.

Mrs. Joe Gargery (Georgiana M'Ria) Pip's abusive older sister who constantly reminds Pip of all she has done for him, especially "raising him up by hand." She is attacked by Orlick and later dies.

Biddy The young girl from Pip's night classes who helps with Pip's sister after the attack and later marries Joe. She is Pip's early confidant and understands him well enough to see through him.

Uncle Pumblechook Joe's pompous, self-important uncle who arranges for Pip to visit Miss Havisham's house and who arrogantly assumes himself to be the reason for Pip's good fortune.

Dolge Orlick Joe's assistant in the forge, who is responsible for the attack on Mrs. Joe and who later tries to kill Pip.

Mr. Wopsle (Mr. Waldengarver) A clerk in Pip's church who wants to be a clergyman but gives up and goes to London to be an actor.

Mr. Trabb The local tailor and undertaker.

Mr. Trabb's Boy Mr. Trabb's assistant, who ridicules Pip about his new station in life, but later helps rescue him from Orlick.

Mr. and Mrs. Hubble Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Gargery. He is the town wheelwright, a person who builds and repairs wagon wheels.

Mr. Wopsle's Great-Aunt The old woman who holds night classes for the village children and sleeps through the classes. Biddy is her granddaughter.

Squires The proprietor of the Blue Boar, an inn in Pip's village.

Philip Pirrip, late of this parish The inscription on the tombstone of Pip's father. It is how Pip refers to his father.

Georgiana, wife of the above The inscription on the tombstone of Pip's mother. It is how he refers to his mother.

Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias, Roger The names on the five little "lozenges" or tombstones next to those of Pip's parents. They are Pip's deceased brothers.

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