Joe wasn't just a father figure to Pip;
he was also the boy's best friend. Joe, throughout the book, is one of
the most caring individuals, from putting up with Mrs. Joe's abusive behavior
to stoically taking the pain of Pip disregarding him once Pip becomes a
Joe is the symbol of good and caring in
the world of deceit and hate. While other people would hate Pip for
the way that he treats his father figure and provider, Joe suffers through
it silently. Joe is even so kind as to take care of Pip when he comes down
sick, and he pays Pip's debts.
Joe is the ideal person that others would
want in their lives because he will be a friend no matter what.