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Mr. Pip: Introduction
Mr. Pip: Plot Summary
Mr. Pip: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Mr. Pip: Themes
Mr. Pip: Quotes
Mr. Pip: Characters
Mr. Pip: Symbols
Mr. Pip: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Lloyd Jones
Historical Context of Mr. Pip
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- Full Title: Mister Pip
- When Published: 2006
- Literary Period: Contemporary fiction
- Genre: Historical Fiction, Contemporary Realism
- Setting: Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea
- Climax: Convinced that Mr. Watts is a rebel soldier named Pip, Papua New Guinea’s “redskin” forces shoot him and hack him up with machetes. When Matilda’s mother, Dolores, confronts the “redskin” leader, she is dragged away, raped, and killed.
- Antagonist: Papua New Guinea’s “redskin” forces, who occupy Bougainville in order to keep the islanders from establishing independence.
- Point of View: First-person narration from Matilda’s perspective.
Extra Credit for Mr. Pip
Film. Mister Pip was made into a film in 2012, starring Hugh Laurie (of the television series House) as Mr. Watts. Among other places, the movie was filmed on the island of Bougainville. It was directed by Andrew Adamson, who also directed Shrek and Shrek 2.