Hubble; and Uncle Pumblechook (Joe's uncle, but Mrs.
Pumblechook, "be grateful, boy, to them which brought you up by hand.
Pumblechook added, after a short interval of reflection, "Look at Pork alone.
Pumblechook, turning sharp on me, "think what you've got to be grateful for.
Pumblechook, who had an objection to being interrupted; "I mean, enjoying himself with his elders and betters, and improving himself with their conversation, and rolling in the lap of luxury.
Pumblechook, leading the company gently back to the theme from which they had strayed, "Pork - regarded as biled - is rich, too; ain't it?
But, Uncle Pumblechook, who was omnipotent in that kitchen, wouldn't hear the word, wouldn't hear of the subject, imperiously waved it all away with his hand, and asked for hot gin-and-water.
Uncle Pumblechook, sensible of having deserved well of his fellow-creatures, said - quite vivaciously, all things considered - "Well, Mrs.
Writer and actor David Walliams will no doubt be plugging his new movie version of Great Expectations, in which he plays the delightfully named Uncle Pumblechook
, alongside Ralph Fiennes and Helen Bonham Carter.
Pip's sister and relatives constantly remind the boy of his place in the world as an orphan and how he would be dead if not for the (quite meager) food and shelter grudgingly provided by his sister: "the tyranny exercised over Pip by his sister, Pumblechook
, and their like is a type of the tyranny exercised by the conventionally 'superior' elements of society over the suffering and dispossessed" (Hagan 173).