Great Expectations Joe

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Even though Joe is a common blacksmith, Joe is also very generous towards everybody and helps them when they are in need. When Pip is in debt and has no money to pay it off, Joe comes to his rescue and uses his own money to get Pip out of debt. "Enclosed in the letter was a receipt for the debt and costs on which I had been arrested... I had never dreamed of Joe's having paid it... (476). This shows how kind Joe is to people. He is also seen as a hero to people who are in need. When Joe learned that Magwitch had eaten his pie, he doesn't make a scene out of it and simply says that he deserved it. "We don't know what you have done, but we wouldn't have you starved to death for it, poor miserable fellow - creatur" (38). Even though Magwitch was a criminal, Joe still thought of him as an ordinary person who deserved to be fed. Also, Joe didn't even care if Magwitch came into his house as long as Magwitch was fed. Joe has always been a generous and caring person and wants to help people who are in need or are less fortunate than him,


In the overall plot of Great Expectations, Joe continues to be a common, but thoughtful and generous person. Joe is still proud of his job as a blacksmith and loves everybody unconditionally. Joe's actions are also a good example of the theme which are the good acts and deeds that one does for others. While the other characters in the book try to find their spot in life, Joe will always be remembered as the considerate and giving person.
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