Jack and Heathcliff

Upon reading the remainder of “Great Expectations”, I couldn’t help but to compare the Jack with Heathcliff. To start, both the Jack and Heathcliff are of a wealthy status and use that high status to their advantage. It is evident in both of them in the way they treat others that they see themselves as superior. I think this notion is well exemplified in chapter 54, when Pip narrates, “in the infinite meaning of his reply and his boundless confidence in his views, the Jack took one of his bloated shoes off, looked into it, knocked a few stones out of it on the kitchen floor, and put it on again. He did this with the air of a Jack who was so right that he could afford to do anything.” This is said in paragraph 50 of chapter 54. I think it perfectly describes how Pip sees the Jack and how the Jack sees himself, which is similar to Heathcliff.

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