How Does Pip Advance His Life in Great Expectations

p in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Pip goes through many changes in hopes of appeasing the heart and standards of the gorgeous yet cold-hearted Estella, changes such as being eager to self-improve, becoming snobby, and being shameful of his origins.
From very early in the novel you discover that Pip is ambitious to better himself. For example, after confronting Estella he wishes to become refined, “I took the opportunity of being alone" to look at my coarse hands and my common clothes. My opinion of those accessories was not favourable. They had never troubled me before, but they troubled me now, as vulgar appendages. I determined to ask Joe why he had ever taught me to call/ jacks/ to be called knaves”. Here Pip is realizing that he himself, for example his clothing and knowledge, is not up to the standards of ‘high society’ of Estella, especially Estella. He is also realizing that if he wishes to have any chance of winning Estella’s heart he must get familiar with finer clothing and become more knowledgeable. Then, Pip wants Biddy to teach to him everything she knows; “The felicitous idea occurred to me when I woke that the best step I could take towards making myself uncommon was to get out of Biddy everything she knew”. Basically, Pip knows that he must become uncommon for Estella and figures that Biddy is very intelligent and can help him reach his goal of being more knowledgeable. By being taught by Biddy Pip is hoping that during his visits to Satis House that Estella will see that he is paving he way to becoming refined. Lastly, Pip strides for self-improvement when he arrives in London. “After two or three days, when I had established myself in my room and hag gone backwards and forwards to London several times and had ordered all I wanted of my tradesmen, Mr. Pocket advised my attending certain places in London for the acquisition of such mere rudiments as I wanted, and my investing him with the functions...