Character guide for Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Having trouble keeping track of Pip's relationships? Here is a quick, printable guide to help you remember who's who and keep track of the characters in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations. Reader's tip: Keep it handy and add your own notes as you read and more about each character is revealed.






PIP AND HIS FAMILY

Philip Pirrip ("Pip")
An orphan who is both the protagonist and narrator of the novel

Joe Gargery
Pip's brother-in-law; a kind blacksmith

Mrs. Joe Gargery
Pip's hot-tempered adult sister who raises him after the death of their parents

Mr. Pumblechook
Joe Gargery's uncle, an officious bachelor and corn merchant



MISS HAVISHAM AND HER FAMILY

Miss Havisham
A wealthy spinster

Estella 
Miss Havisham's adopted daughter who is Pip's age

Arthur
Miss Havisham's half-brother

Matthew Pocket
Miss Havisham's cousin who tutors Pip

Herbert Pocket
Matthew Pocket's son who is about Pip's age

Camilla, Cousin Raymond, Georgiana and Sarah Pocket
Relatives of Miss Havisham who hang around Satis House "like flies" for her wealth



CHARACTERS FROM PIP'S YOUTH

The Convict
An escapee from a prison ship who Pip meets in the cemetery

Biddy
Mr. Wopsle's second cousin who teaches Pip everything she knows when they are younger

"Dolge" Orlick
A journeyman blacksmith at Joe Gargery's forge

Mr. and Mrs. Hubble
Simple folk who live in Pip's village

Mr. Wopsle
The church clerk of Pip's town

Mr. Trabb
The local tailor and undertaker

Mr. Trabb's Boy
Mr. Trabb's assistant


THE LONDON CROWD

Compeyson
 
A convict, enemy to Magwitch and professional swindler

Bentley Drummle
A coarse, unintelligent young man from a wealthy family who will inherit a title

Mr. Jaggers
Prominent London lawyer

Molly
Mr. Jaggers' maidservant

Aged Parent (aged P.)
Wemmick's delightful and deaf father

John Wemmick
Mr. Jaggers' clerk who looks after Pip in London

Miss Skiffins
A woman who visits Mr. Wemmick at his home, "the castle"

Clara Barley
A very poor girl who lives with her father, who is suffering from gout

The Avenger (Pepper)
Pip's unambitious servant boy



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