A person who wants to have a bright future must rely through his own efforts. A one who thinks of relying on others will never succeed. At the beginning, Pip was a industrious and plain child.His only dream was to be a blacksmith like his brother-in-low. But things changed after he had known he would have a heritage and a great expectation. As you can see,according to this novel,Pip's character was changing as the environment changed. He became so pround that he looked down on his friends even his relative. He was full of yearning to enter the fashionable world. Then he could marry the girl he fall in love with. Do you believe that the "bubble" would never burst? Pip's dream was just like the bubble, beautiful but fragile. Knowing his expectation was given by the prisoner who he helped before was a huge blow to him, and made nothing remained at last. At that time,environment changed again,Pip returned to be a person who support himself. No matter how much money you have, living within your means is of importance , I think. Environment can change, but a strong-minded man will never lose himself.