Quote Analysis of Joe

Emma Waring
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GCSE English Literature (Joe Gargery) Mind Map on Quote Analysis of Joe, created by Emma Waring on 04/04/2016.

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Quote Analysis of Joe
  1. 'a fair man, with curls of flaxen hair on each side of his smooth face'
    1. Child-like appearance shows his innocence and honesty.
      1. 'flaxen hair' Angelic
      2. 'eyes of such a very undecided blue that they seemed to have somehow got mixed with their own whites.'
        1. He is an uncertain person, like how he is unsure with words due to his lack of an education
          1. 'drawback on my learning'
          2. White symbolises purity in British culture
            1. Blue eyes are associated with children and babies, so its a symbol of honesty, purity and innocence
            2. 'He was a mild, good-natured, sweet-tempered, easy-going, foolish, dear fellow'
              1. Pip's thoughts on Joe
                1. Fair in appearance and nature
                  1. The qualities of a true gentleman
                  2. 'a sort of Hercules in strength, and also in weakness'
                    1. Masculine, strong
                      1. Hercules' wife is tricked into killing him. Mrs Joe controls Joe and he submits to her. Both are overruled by the minds of women
                      2. 'In his working clothes, Joe was a well-knit, characteristic-looking blacksmith'
                        1. Fits his working-class role and station in life
                        2. 'in his holiday clothes, he was more like a scarecrow in good circumstances'
                          1. Cannot fake who he is
                            1. Cannot rise above his working-class status
                              1. He cannot look like a gentleman, but he acts like one. Questions stereotypes. Relates to Magwitch when Pip tries to disguise him.
                              2. 'he hammered at me with a wigour only to be equalled by the wigour with which he didn't hammer at his anwil'
                                1. Joe's childhood did not adversely affect him
                                  1. Joe hammers at his anvil instead of his wife, Mrs Joe, who instead beats him.
                                  2. 'my father were that good in his hart'
                                    1. Shows that Joe is forgiving and loving, he does not begrudge people
                                      1. 'we wouldn't have you starved to death for it', poor miserable fellow-creatur'
                                        1. Joe to Magwitch when Magwitch confesses to ''stealing" and eating their pie. Shows his sympathy/empathy
                                    2. 'he hammered away at my mother'
                                      1. This is why he treats Mrs Joe with his utmost respect, because his father beat his mother
                                      2. 'If you can't get to be oncommon through going straight, you'll never get to do it through going crooked'
                                        1. Joe's advice to Pip after he tells lies about Satis House
                                          1. Joe is considered to be the village idiot and is foolish, but he values honesty and hard work. He can be wise
                                          2. ''they went at one another, like two giants'
                                            1. Proof of his immense strength
                                              1. Proof of his masculinity
                                              2. 'Joe unlocked the door and picked up my sister'
                                                1. Very masculine
                                                  1. Like in fairytales with a damsel in distress. Heroic
                                                  2. 'He may be too proud to let anyone take him out of a place tht he is competant to fill, and fills well and with respect.'
                                                    1. Biddy to Pip when Pip says to her that Joe's education and manners are inadequate
                                                      1. Joe is a proud man, but he cannot be proud if he is not respected in his station.
                                                        1. He is a respectable blacksmith, not a respectable gentleman (if he became a higher class like Pip intends)
                                                        2. Chapter 27 Joe visits Pip
                                                          1. Anxious
                                                            1. Uncomfortable iin Pip's presence with his new status
                                                            2. Chapter 57 Joe takes care of Pip
                                                              1. Joe is not bitter
                                                                1. He does not hold any grudges
                                                                2. 'piece of music by Handel, called the Harmonious Blacksmith.'
                                                                  1. Like handle - he is used + handled
                                                                    1. He is a kind blacksmith
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