He resorts to cruelty by saying another convict is hiding with him and then he threatens to kill Pip, "I'll cut your throat".
When Magwitch is first described as a man "who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mood," we feel a little sympathy towards him because he is obviously in poor health.
For example, the Kent marshes in Chapter 1, where Dickens uses symbols, personification, emotive imagery, and repetition in his description.
Dickens opens Chapter 1 by using the setting of a churchyard to create an eerie mood.
Pip's name suggests that like a seed, he is small, young and vulnerable, and will take a journey to grow into manhood.
During Pip's encounter with Magwitch, an apprehensive atmosphere helps Dickens to portray Pip as being easily intimidated and weak by emphasizing Pip's vulnerability.
Dickens uses repetition of 'nettles' and 'tombstones' to perhaps suggest that the churchyard is a place of pain and death.
This emphasises the sinister mood of Pip's encounter with Magwitch by creating anxiety in the reader.
While visiting his mother's grave near the moors, Pip is set upon by Abel Magwitch, an escaped convict from a prison ship whose intimidating appearance causes Pip to steal food and drink from the Gargeries on his behalf.He stresses that all Pip has as a memory of his parents and his five brothers is the inscriptions carved on the family gravestones which Pip imagines as their actual appearances.Pip imagines his father as 'stout' with 'curly black hair', his mother 'freckled', and his five brothers being the shape of their 'lozenges' with 'their hands in their trousers-pockets.' This emotionally moves the reader, thereby creating sympathy for Pip right from the beginning, introducing the misery of the novel as a whole through the gloominess of the churchyard, the deathly tone preparing us for the theme of loss throughout the novel.Initially though, he's a coward, threatening Pip "keep still or I'll cut your throat" which gives us the impression that he is an aggressive individual who is willing to pick on a harmless child.His animal characteristics prove that he wasn't brought up very well and that he can't have been treated very well over the years, "he glared and growled" which likens him to a dog.
Havisham, a wealthy recluse living in a crumbling mansion to play with her niece Estella.