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At those times, I would decide conclusively that my disaffection to dear old Joe and the forge, was gone, and that I was growing up in a fair way to be partners with Joe and to keep company with Biddy – when all in a moment some confounding remembrance of the Havisham days would fall upon me, like a destructive missile, and scatter my wits again. Scattered wits take a long time picking up; and often, before I had got them well together, they would be dispersed in all directions by one stray thought, that perhaps after all Miss Havisham was going to make my fortune when my time was out. (1.17.74)
Mo' money, mo' problems. Just when Pip begins to adjust and warm up to his destined trade and life, the prospect of money throws everything into chaos. Despite this chaos, Pip still longs after money.
"First," said Mr. Jaggers, "you should have some new clothes to come in, and they should not be working clothes. Say this day week. You'll want some money. Shall I leave you twenty guineas?" (1.18.83)
Again, money changes everything. This seems to be first time that Pip and Joe are distinguished from one another publicly. In telling Pip to get rid of the working clothes look, Jaggers indirectly insults Joe and indicates that Pip will be too good for the likes of the working class. Money divides people.
"But if you think as Money can make compensation to me for the loss of the little child – what come to the forge – and ever the best of friends! –" (1.18.92)
Jaggers, who is used to London society, assumes that all humans are greedy and are hungry for money. Joe defies this assumption and is later angered by it. Jaggers seems unaware that relationships exist that are stronger than money. He deals with a corrupt society daily.