Character profile for Herbert Pocket from Great Expectations (page 1)
Even then, Pip notices that he's a "gentleman," and that's pretty much what you need to know about Herbert—he's passionate and excitable all that fighting , but he's a genuinely nice, decent guy. He's also got big dreams about being a capitalist. He explains his philosophy to Pip: "Then the time comes […] when you see your opening. And you go in, and you swoop upon it and you make your capital, and then there you are! When you have once made your capital, you have nothing to do but employ it" At first, Pip patronizes Herbert a little—he appreciates the lessons in gentlemanliness, but he also thinks his friend is never going to be "very successful or rich"
Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel: a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield , to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel is set in Kent and London in the early to midth century  and contains some of Dickens's most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham , the beautiful but cold Estella , and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. On Christmas Eve, around ,  Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings.
The Great Expectations characters covered include: Pip, Estella, Miss Herbert Pocket - Pip first meets Herbert Pocket in the garden of Satis House, when, as a.
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Read an in-depth analysis of Miss Havisham. Read an in-depth analysis of Joe Gargery. Great Expectations by: Charles Dickens. Pip is passionate, romantic, and somewhat unrealistic at heart, and he tends to expect more for himself than is reasonable. Pip also has a powerful conscience, and he deeply wants to improve himself, both morally and socially.