All of the Main Characters in Great Expectations are Jerks, Except for Joe, Biddy, and Herbert

Great Expectations Jerks

December 3rd, 2019 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

With the exception of Joe, Betty, X, Everyone in great expectations is basically a jerk of one type or another. These are mostly minor characters, so reading this book can be emotionally confusing sometimes.
They say, “It takes one to know one”.  I have some experience at being a jerk myself, so I think I am pretty good at spotting other jerks.
It is difficult to really hate any of the characters with the exception of XXX, and XXX in my opinion because they all have their reasons for  behaving the way that they do. Four of the characters are bent on revenge. Only Miss Havisham regrets her actions, and that is only because it backfired on herself.
Everyone else is doing anything that they can to further themselves, even at the cost of others.
While it seems that I see this book as a bad story, this is not true.  Many of the things that apply to these characters are common in all of us. It is easy to sympathize with them when they are punished by their own actions. Many people may not be satisfied with the ending of this book, since it did not have the perfect Disney type ending. I feel that the book was telling a lesson.  It made its point very well with the ending that it had. If anything, everything tied itself up more neatly than the unfairness of real life.