Sylvie and Pip

  • Pip first meets Magwitch

    While Pip visits his parents' and younger siblings' graves, an excaped convict scares him into stealing some food and a file for him. Pip is too afraid to do otherwise, so he gets the supplies and gives them to the convict. Little did he know, the convict would later give him "great expectations" to become a gentleman.
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  • Pip meets Estella and Miss Havisham

    Pip is sent to Miss Havisham's one day, where he meets a young girl named Estella. He is immediately entranced by and begins to develop feelings for her. On the other hand, she is cold towards him, the way Miss Havisham taught her to be. Pip becomes ashamed of himself by the way Estella looks down on him. He wishes he could be good enough to please her.
  • Pip receives his Great Expectations

    Mr. Jaggers comes to visit Pip and Joe one night to tell them about Pip's great expectations. They are told he is going to come into a "handsome property in which he is to use to be brought up as a gentleman. He is overjoyed that he gets to inherit a large amount of money so that he can become more successful and gentlemanly. He wants to leave home to go to London as soon as he can, showing how quick he is to disregard his family's feelings.
  • Pip decides to secretly give Herbert money

    After Pip turns 21, he inherits more money than he knows what to do with, so he decides to secretly give Herbert money to start his own business. Herbert has been such good friend to Pip and has always been there when times have been tough, so Pip wanted to secretly repay him. Pip realizes that money isn't the source of happiness when he sees how happy Herbert is.
  • Pip finds out that Magwitch is his secret benefactor

    One rainy night, Magwitch comes to Pip and asks to come inside. Pip doesn't recognize him as the convict he once ran into in the graveyard, but once Magwitch tells him, it all comes back. Magwitch then tells Pip of how he is his benefactor; the one who wanted him to become a gentleman. At first, Pip is extremely shocked and resistant to Magwitch. He's also sad about it not being Miss Havisham because that meant there was no plan for him and Estella.
  • Pip saves Miss Havisham from the fire

    Pip went to go check on Miss Havisham after a walk in the garden to see if she was alright. She seemed to be just fine when flames jumped out of the hearth, reaching for her. He ran in and grabbed her, keeping her away from the flames although she had already been badly burned. He risked his life to save her even after everything she had done to make his life miserable.
  • Magwitch dies

    Soon after Magwitch is caught by the police and brought in to jail, he dies from his injuries. This event shows the contrast between the man Pip once was to the one he became. At first went on, however, is is evident that Pip grows on to Magwitch and becomes affectionate and caring towards him.
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  • I started to swim

    I first started to swim at the age of 4 and have continued to swim until today. My mom always put me into swimming lessons every year, year-round because I loved it so much. It's a sport that I've dedicated my life to and has lead to me being a swimmer today.
  • I was made fun of in elementary school.

    In 2007, I started the third grade. I was always relatively small when I was in elementary school, so I was made fun of by this boy named Bailey. He called me names on a daily basis because of my height all throughout elementary school. Being treated that way when I was younger made me realize that there are always going to be people like that in life who are trying to bring you down. Bailey made me want to be a better person when I grew up; to not be one of the people who put others down.
  • My grandpa was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

    Although I didn't know much about it when I was younger, I found out my grandfather had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. My grandma had been noticing he'd been forgetting things he had just done more than normal. She took him to the doctor to see if anything was wrong and that was when the family found out he had the disease. Ever since then, we've all been trying to get him to remember things better. I feel like our family has gotten closer to help him.
  • Jolie stopped breathing

    One day after school, my sister, my dad and I were eating dinner when we got a call from my cousin, Mitchell. My sister and I didn't know what was going on, but we ran over to my cousins house. When we got there, we saw Jolie on the floor with her parents on the phone with the hospital; they were being told instructions on what to do until the paramedics came. She was rushed to the hospital and stayed there for a week for tests until she could come home. She was only 1 year old.
  • I quit figure skating

    Ever since I was 5 years old, I had been figure skating. I competed and took lessons every week with the same coach for six years. As I started school at Oxford, I thought that I definitely wanted to quit skating because I didn't have time for it anymore. I regret making that decision so much because now I can't go back. I wish I had never quit and kept pushing myself to get better.
  • I started school at Oxford

    I went to elementary school in a different district, not the AUHSD, so choosing to go to Oxford meant leaving all of my friends from my old school. I came to Oxford knowing absolutely no one which made me miss my old friends even more, but eventually, I made some new ones that I hope to stay close with for years and years. I'm realizing now that going to Oxford is going to be a lot better for my future than the school that my old friends are at, socially and academically.
  • I started Confirmation classes

    Ever since I was in 2nd grade, I've been taking catachism classes at my church. When I was younger, I never took it too seriously. I always went just because my parents wanted me to go, but since I've started Confirmation, I've been changed completely. I feel like I've become someone different on how I live my life and how I treat other people.