A character in Great Expectations. At the beginning of Dickens’s novel, Magwitch—an escaped convict—ambushes Pip in a graveyard and forces him to steal food and a file (to cut the shackles) from the boy’s uncle and sister. As a way of thanking the boy later on, Magwitch anonymously gives Pip his considerably large life’s savings.
Magwitch Character Timeline in Mr. Pip
The timeline below shows where the character Magwitch appears in Mr. Pip. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...readings, especially when he varied his voice to portray new characters, as he did when Magwitch—an escaped convict in Great Expectations—seizes Pip and threatens to rip his heart out if he... (full context)
...exact lines. Still, she told her mother about Pip’s experience in the graveyard and how Magwitch, the escaped convict, forces him to steal from his older sister and uncle, who watch... (full context)