Well, were do I start? The past twenty years of my life or what to me feels like a hundred disturbing, horrid and frankly unexpected years of my life. Who knew that I would travel from one extreme end of the spectrum to another extreme end and throughout the journey that I would meet amazing people who I would never forget and meet such terribly disturbed people as well? Who knew that I Pip, a small child would move from having absolutely no social connections what so ever to moving into a business city that revolved around social mobility? Who knew that in this amazing process that I would lose one of my best friends and inspirations? Who knew? I definitely didn’t, sometimes I even wonder if God had checked what events he had written in my path. Many memorable events have taken place in my life and I would just like to talk to you today about some of the ones that have been the most unforgettable for me.
My amazing yet upsetting journey all began when I was only seven years old. Most children at this age were happy, content and unaware of all the unjustified things that happened in the world, but I was no ordinary seven years old I was the needled in the haystack: one in a million. I, as a child was beaten by my sister a lot and I was not thought of as being a new, young and venerable life, in fact I was thought of as being more of a burden on my sister; as if my sister was stuck with me. The bruises on my back really hurt and I can still remember how much pain I had to suffer whilst I was being beaten. However, throughout all of this one man stood by my side through my entire childhood: Joe. As soon as I saw Joe I had an instant affinity towards him, he was like the protective brother that I never had. The amazing amounts of love, care and attention that he showed towards me was unbelievable and I did not expect that he would help me so much through the difficulties in my childhood. He helped me through the rough and tough and even helped me through the uncountable poundings that I was subjected to by my sister. I know that she is my sister in all but I still think that she deservers every bit of odious that comes her way.
Another moment that really changed my life was the day that I met Magwitch. You do not want to know some of the suppositions I first had when I first set eyes upon Magwitch. Obviously then I did not know who he was and I did not know what a brilliantly kind man he was, none the less I when I first saw him I looked at him in his torn up rags and thought to myself “what a disgusting, pungent, revolting man is stood in front of me?” my eyes were transfixed as I gazed at what seemed to be a human monster in front of me. Even though I was in a complete trance by what was in front of me I was still terrified, I mean I wasn’t even supposed to be in the marshes and if my sister found out, oh boy!, would I have been in a lot of trouble. Anyways back to the real deal, once I had done what the convict had asked of me I thanked god that it was all over and I prayed I that I would not have to have another ordeal with him again. But just as my luck went I did in fact have another meeting with the convict, but this time my ideas of him changed completely. This was because he protected me so that I wouldn’t get in trouble; I was really overwhelmed by how protective he was, well at least for an alleged convict.
Out of all of the events that have taken place throughout the time which I have been alive one really stands out to me, the day that I became a gentleman. It was much unexpected and to be honest with you it felt like a bit of a rushed decision. Never the less it was a decision that changed my life for the better, I remember the first time that I travelled into the city, it was like another world; the busyness of the environment completely overwhelmed me. Not only was there the shock of the new