As the wife of Joe Gargery and sister
to Pip, Mrs. Joe is Pip's primary caregiver after their parents die.
Mrs. Joe is a controlling, overbearing person who beats both her husband
and brother. She doesn't think Pip appreciates everything she's done
for him, and she makes his life miserable.
Money and social status are always on
the mind of Mrs. Joe. Wealth drives Mrs. Joe to send Pip to Miss
Havisham in the first place. She believes Miss Havisham will generously
reward Pip for his services, and the family will make a lot of money.
Mrs. Joe assumes that if she receives wealth and social status, she will
be more than just the wife of a blacksmith.