Great Expectations Fire

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As the fire motif is part of Great Expectations, Pip cannot back to the primary values (fire), as he has outgrown that stage and has to take his life into his own hands, directed by both a desire for verity and compassionate approach to others.Fire embodies several intangible ideas along with destruction,cleansing,comfort,and warmth to chart the development of a child to adulthood, to shows the falsifying of a morality in the fires of experience. Fire is used as a symbolic archetype and motif throughout “Great Expectations” that represents several different abstract ideas among destruction/cleansing and comfort. This role of fire is first introduced at the forge, Pip’s home he says “My thoughts strayed from the question as I looked disconsolately