Dolge Orlick The day-laborer in Joe’s forge, Orlick is a slouching, oashembodiment of evilhe is malicious and shrewd, hurting people simply be-cause he enjoys it. He is responsible for the attack on Pip’s sister, and hewill later almost succeed in his attempt to murder Pip.
Mrs. Joe Pip’s sister and Joe’s wife, known only as “ Mrs. Joe” throughoutthe novel. Mrs. Joe is a stern and overbearing gure to both Pip and Joeshe keeps a spotless household, and frequently menaces her husband andher brother with her cane, which she calls “ Tickler.” She also forces themto drink a foul-tasting concoction called tar-water.
Mrs. Joe is petty andambitious; her fondest wish is to be something more than the wife of theUncle Pumblechook Pip’s pompous, arrogant uncle. He is actually Joe’suncle, and therefore Pip’s “ uncle-in-law,” but Pip and his sister both call him” Uncle Pumblechook.” A merchant obsessed with money, Pumblechook is re-sponsible for arranging Pip’s rst meeting with Miss Havisham. Throughoutthe rest of the novel, he will shamelessly take credit for Pip’s rise, even thoughCompeyson A criminal, and the former partner of Magwitch. Compeysonis responsible for Magwitch’s capture at the end of the novel.
Pip, a young orphan living with his sister and her husband in the marshesof Kent, sits in a cemetery one evening looking at his parents’ tombstones. Suddenly, an escaped convict springs up from behind a tombstone, grabs Pip, and orders him to bring him food and a le for his leg irons. Pip obeys, butthe fearsome convict is soon captured. The convict protects Pip by claimingOne day Pip is taken to play at Satis House, the home of the wealthydowager Miss Havisham, who was left at the altar on her wedding day andnow wears an old wedding dress everywhere she goes. During his visit, hemeets a beautiful young girl named Estella, who treats him coldly and con-temptuously. Nevertheless, he falls in love with her and dreams of becominga wealthy gentleman so that he might be worthy of her. Pip is apprenticed to his brother-in-law Joe Gargery, the village black-smith.
One day a lawyer named Jaggers appears with strange news: a secretBibliography: