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Cass
02-12-2007, 07:44 PM
Hey I would be very thankful if anyone could help me on this question from ch.18...........How is Joe insulted by Mr.Jaggers?...and on this question it needs to be very specific. Thanks Cass:yawnb:

Skye Rave 4eva
02-17-2007, 04:26 PM
It's blacksmith's pride.

Jaggers is trying to take Pip, his best friend, his son almost, away from him. Remember, Pip is supposed to be Joe's apprentice, and he's more than just an apprentice to Joe, from ever since they can remember. Now, Jaggers wishes to take Pip away, and then asks Joe if he can give him money to compensate for it.

How can money compensate for the child that your wife brought up by hand?! The child that you've nourished and cared for all this time, and now who's supposed to be a blacksmith that will follow in your footsteps. It's ridiculous! That's why Joe gets angry. Even though he knows he's poor, and incompetant, he knows he doesn't need money to be happy. And he knows there would be no way that money can make up for Pip's loss, who would've been his life-long apprentice

Hope that helps