Monday, December 15, 2008

Vagabond Pip

“ ‘Are you bringing numbers five and eight, you vagabond,’ said Mr. Trabb to the boy after that, ‘or shall I kick you out of the shop and bring them myself?’ ” (125).

A vagabond is a tramp or someone who moves around because they do not have a home. The boy that Mr. Trabb calls a vagabond was once very close to Pip in terms of lifestyle and ease of living, but now that Pip has property, he and the boy are nearly polar opposites. Dickens uses contrasts between two characters many times throughout the novel to enhance their characterizations.

Works Cited: "Vagabond." Houghton Mifflin Company. 14 Dec. 2008 .

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