Monday, December 15, 2008


“The man was limping on towards this latter, as if he were the pirate come to life, and come down, and going back to hook himself up again.” (12).

Pirates are known for being greedy, selfish men, abusing those who will get them what they need. Pip sees the convict as a pirate because in many ways he compares to one. He is greedy for food and a file, and he abuses Pip until Pip promises to bring him the food and the file. Dickens compares the convict to a pirate to show that different occupations, such as a convict and a pirate, have many similarities.

Works Cited: Levy, Paul. "Bush: Planetary Pirate." Awaken In the Dream. 2007. 14 Dec. 2008

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