The Characters of Great Expectations Essay

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“He was whatever he needed to be, what we asked him to be... a teacher, a magician, a savior, a life” (245). Mr. Watts is one of the central focuses of the story along with Dolores, Matilda’s mother. The two characters are polar opposites in the way they come to their conclusions, make their decisions and view their world. With growth comes decision making in which comes greater changes, the motif of choice is woven through the novel of Mister Pip, whether its Dolores deciding to hide “Great Expectations” from the villagers causing greater occurrences or Mr. Watts becoming a transformer and saving the day.
Mr. Watts is a bizarre looking fellow with his eyes bulged “like they wanted to leave the surface of his face” (1) and his skin being a sickly pale color. With him being agnostic and not believing in the teaching methods of Christians, he would want to more or less discover the world through his eyes “while we may not know the whole world, we can, if we are clever enough, make it new”(). This being the basis of his teaching, he tests it out by reading Charles Dickens novel “Great...

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