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How does magwitch have so much money?

How does magwitch have so much money?

Magwitch had a number of jobs in Australia, including that of a sheep farmer and stock breeder, and became rich. He never forgot Pip’s kindness to him and decided to do something for the boy, in part because he reminded him of his lost daughter, who would have been about the same age as Pip. Magwitch sent money to Mr.

Why does Pip refuse Magwitch’s money?

Pip is perhaps afraid that he is now under the control of a convict. Additionally, the money is not associated with the glamorous life of Estella, Satis House, and the British upper class but rather associated with the most traumatic event of Pip’s childhood and the very world Pip has decided to abandon.

What happens to magwitch at the end of Great Expectations?

In the end, Magwitch is dying—but before he does, Pip tells Magwitch that his daughter is alive, that she’s a beautiful lady, and that she’s loved by Pip. Magwitch kisses Pip’s hand, a peaceful look washes over him, and he passes away.

Is Magwitch the convict?

In the first part of the novel, Magwitch is an escaped convict who meets the young Pip while he is on the run. Pip supplies Magwitch with food and a file to help him in his escape. By this time Magwitch is a much older and somewhat kinder figure – though he is still tough and determined to achieve his goals.

Why is Magwitch important?

Abel Magwitch is important in the book Great Expectations because he, probably more than any other character, helps elevate Pip to a higher social status than Pip likely would have been able to reach on his own. Early in the book, Pip shows Magwitch great kindness by bringing him food. He funds Pip’s lifestyle.

Why does magwitch become Pip’s benefactor?

His decision to fund Pip’s transformation into a gentleman is motivated by his desire to get a vicarious taste of all the things he could not experience himself: “I’ve come to the old country to see my gentleman spend his money like a gentleman. That’ll be my pleasure.”

What the devil was I to do I must put something into my stomach?

But what the Devil was I to do? I must put something into my stomach, mustn’t I? —Howsomever, I’m a getting low, and I know what’s due. Dear boy and Pip’s comrade, don’t you be afeerd of me being low.