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This Essay Explains Why Joe Is A Better Parent For Pip Than Pips Sister Mrs. Joe In The Book "Great Expectations" By Charles Dickens

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Great ExpectationsIn Great Expectations by Charles Dickens , Pip is an orphan who is raised by his sister and her husband. Joe is the parent Pip needs , and he is a better parent than Mrs. Joe.Joe is the parent Pip needs because he encourages Pip and teaches him lessons. Joe acts fatherly towards Pip when he says " Don't you tell me no more of ' em , Pip" (pg 694). Joe is being fatherly because he is telling Pip not to lie anymore and fathers are supposed to tell their sons what to do and what ...view middle of the document...

Joe is a better parent than Mrs. Joe because he doesn't explode or break things. He protects Pip from Mrs Joe's violent attacks. When Joe says "and she got up, and she made a grab at Tickler , and she Rampaged out" (pg 677) it proves he is a better parent and that Mrs. Joe is violent. The Tickler is a evil little weapon Mrs. Joe uses to hit Pip. However Joe doesn't have a weapon he doesn't rampage or try to attack Pip like a wild mad man because he is more parent-like. "Drat that boy," interposed my sister, frowning at me over her work,"what a questioner he is " (pg 679). Mrs. Joe is getting really upset just because Pip is asking questions. All normal little children are curious and ask questions but Mrs. Joe gets furious at this normal behavior. Joe would not get mad , he would answer them gladly. That is why Joe is a better parent.Mrs. Joe tries to control Pip and parent him but Joe is the primary parent Pip needs because he is kind and loves Pip unconditionally. Joe encourages him and gives him hope when Mrs. Joe blows up in his face if it weren't for Joe Pip would turn into an evil old convict.

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