Mr. Pip

The daughter of Mr. Watts and Grace Watts, who dies at a very young age of meningitis. Mr. Watts says that when he looked at Elizabeth’s face he saw his “dead parents emerge,” though he himself had never known what they looked like. Still, he saw the “familiar geography” of his lineage “all muddled up” in her visage, mixed with Grace’s ancestry to create “a new world.” In his seven-night story, Mr. Watts calls upon his daughter’s mixed cultural identity to exemplify a real-life manifestation of hybridity.
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Elizabeth Watts Character Timeline in Mr. Pip

The timeline below shows where the character Elizabeth Watts appears in Mr. Pip. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 20
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...became enamored of Grace, and eventually they fell in love and bore a child named Elizabeth. Mr. Watts told his audience that he was shocked to see his parents’ faces in... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...rebels and villagers that he and Grace had a spare room in their house. Before Elizabeth was born, Grace began writing her family history on the walls, a detail the villagers—especially... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...case—from Bougainville. And though they didn’t want to admit it, each one of them hoped Elizabeth would accept certain of their own traditions, rather than the traditions of the other parent,... (full context)
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...Grace’s wisdom, which she had clearly gleaned from her childhood on Bougainville. Not long after Elizabeth was born, though, she died of meningitis, sending Grace into an overwhelming depression. Desperate to... (full context)