In Charles Dickens' novel, Great Expectations, the main character Pip undergoes a constant moral maturing. Pip's original childhood innocence was stripped of him when he began to desire material wealth and influence. His fear of certain characters like Mrs. Joe and Magwitch inspired him to do some undesirable things. Next, when Pip was in London being supported by his convict, he spent his money recklessly in an attempt to gratify himself. Finally, after
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just needed some prodding to show itself. Pip began as an innocent child, became corrupted by fear, pursued wealth through material goods, and finally learned that true happiness came from within. By doing generous and kind acts, people can be even happier than if they owned everything in the world. Pip's maturing was indeed admirable. Even through all of his hardships and misfortunes of the mind, Pip manages to end up a respectable, true gentleman.