Theme Of Innocence

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The plot is set among marshes in Kent, in London, in the early to mid-1800s. The novel is introduced by the introduction of the hero of the novel Pip who an orphan, who lives his sister & her husband, Joe Gargery, who is the village Blacksmith. The theme Crime, Guilt & Innocence is very much propound in the novel as its first evidence can be traced when he meets an escaped convict in the marshes who forces him to steal some food and a file from Joe’s forge. Mr. Gargery had always been a good friend to Pip. Although, Pip is a young and an innocent boy and has many laudable qualities such as his concern and loyalty towards Joe, he constantly feels guilty with wrongdoing and seems to wrestle in finding his conscience and the idea of innocence by his self-commentary that he feels like he deserved some kind of punishment for whatever wrong he has done. His innocence is further showcased when there is a feeling of guilt in side him that “I fully expected to find a Constable in the kitchen, waiting to take me up” (Chapter 4). It was after he had made the theft its guilt and fear of being caught always surrounded him whenever he would see his sister going near the place where the file was kept and now it was not there. It is more evitable from the text when he uttered “The terrors that had assailed me…show more content…
The ultimate conclusion that I drew and to the edge of my understanding it was the conditions under which there grew so many criminals and that those circumstances were neglected while the convicts had their trials which made them more in an aggressive manner and to call for a rebel. I people who possessed wealth dominated the poor to such an extent that it became necessary to bring a rebel and restore
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