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Great Expectations: Character Review

This quizlet reviews the major characters in Great Expectation.
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Abel Magwitch
Pip's benefactor
Aged Parent
Wemmick's father
Bentley Drummle
A cruel, violent man who marries Estella
Biddy
Teaches Pip how to read
Compeyson
Cheated Miss Havisham with her brother's help
Estella
Her name means "star"
Herbert Pocket
Challenges Pip to a fistfight
Jaggers
A criminal defense lawyer who compulsively washes his hands with scented soap
Joe Gargery
Cannot speak directly to Miss Havisham
Mrs. Joe Gargery
Raises Pip "by hand";
Miss Havisham
Estella's adoptive mother who lives in Satis House
Molly
Estella's biological mother
Newgate
London prison
Orlick
Works for Joe as a journeyman blacksmith
Pip
An orphan who desires to be a gentleman
Pumblechook
Joe's uncle and guest at the Gargery's Christmas dinner
Wemmick
Lives in a replica of a castle
Wopsle
The church clerk who becomes an actor
Abel Magwitch
Becomes a sheep farmer in Australia
Abel Magwitch
Calls himself "Provis"
Abel Magwitch
Dies in prison
Biddy
Helps Joe Gargery after his wife is beaten
Biddy
Will become Joe Gargery's second wife
Compeyson
The convict who served seven years instead of fourteen
Compeyson
Drowns in the Thames
Estella
Raised to be incapable of love
Estella
Constantly ridicules and rejects Pip
Herbert Pocket
Gives Pip the nickname "Handel"
Herbert Pocket
Becomes Pip's most trusted friend
Herbert Pocket
Offers Pip a job in Cairo
Jaggers
Pip's guardian
Joe Gargery
Fire symbolizes his personality
Joe Gargery
Pays off Pip's debts while Pip is sick with fever
Joe Gargery
Marries Biddy
Mrs. Joe Gargery
Frequently associated with an apron, pins, and the "Tickler"
Mrs. Joe Gargery
Viciously attacked by Orlick
Miss Havisham
Has removed herself from society because of a broken heart
Molly
Arrested for strangling another woman
Molly
Jagger's housekeeper
Orlick
Becomes Miss Havisham's porter
Orlick
Tries to kill Pip at the lime kiln
Pip
His love for Estella is not returned
Pip
His name means "seed"
Pumblechook
A corn and seed dealer robbed by Orlick
Pumblechook
A sycophant to Pip upon Pip's financial/social rise
Wemmick
Behaves differently at work and at home
Wopsle
His stage name is Waldengarver
Pumblechook
Robbed by Orlick