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When Herbert and Pip arrived at Mr. Wopsle's play, Hamlet, they sat down to enjoy the presentation. As they watched the play, it turned out to be a major disappointment, which led to a tough audience. After seeing the poor production, Pip and Herbert tried to leave instantly, but were discovered by a man who recognized Pip. The man invited Pip and Herbert to go back stage to talk with Mr. Waldengarver, Mr. Wopsle's pseudonym. At the backstage, Pip and Herbert saw Mr. Wopsle busy dealing with his costume owner. Shortly after, Mr. Wopsle managed to greet the pair before turning his attention back to the important man. When his attention returned back to Pip and Herbert, he asked them on their opinion on his performance, before having to leave to go on stage for the final act. As the act was finished, Mr. Wopsle came back to the backstage and angrily told Pip and Herbert about a slob near the gallery, who had taken the big role of acting out the King of Denmark. Feeling sorry for Mr. Wopsle, Pip and Herbert invited Mr. Wopsle over to dinner at Bernard's Inn.
In the beginning of chapter thirty-two, Pip received a letter from Estella, which stated that she should meet with Pip, the next day once she arrived in London. After Pip saw the message, Pip's desires were flushed away and he only thought about Estella. To take it further, he went to the coach station, hours earlier than her arrival and waited. During his loitering, he was discovered by Wemmick, who tells him that he was going to Newgate to perform an inquiry on a client. Then, Wemmick asked if Pip would like to join along, and with hours to spare, Pip accepted the offer. When they approached the jails where the client was stored, the duo walked in until arriving to the cell of a man named Colonel. Following that, Wemmick began to explain to Colonel about the overwhelming evidence over their case and how they were expected to lose. Knowing that he would be executed soon, Colonel shook hands with Wemmick, and Wemmick and Pip began to leave. However, when they reached the entrance, the jailer began interrogating Wemmick with unintelligent and irritating questions, which delayed their escape. After a while, Wemmick solemnly demanded to leave and the guard released the two out. Then, Pip and Wemmick embarked on separate paths and Pip's mind concentrated back on Estella.
In chapter thirty-three, Estella arrived and Pip greeted his love. At her arrival, she informed him that her destination was Richmond, and disrespectfully ordered Pip to pay for her ride and carry her luggage. Then, Pip sent for Estella's coach and he invited her to rest in a room while she waited for the carriage. When they were seated in a room, Pip began asking about Estella's destination and Estella in turn, asked about Pip's education through his tutor. In fact, she told him about the letters that his tutor would often times send to Miss. Havisham, talking about the troubles he received from Pip. In a while, after talking, Estella allowed Pip to kiss her cheek and then they were served by the waiters. Throughout his time with Estella, Pip continued to see a resemblance in her with another person, but still did not know who. After they finished, the two boarded the coach and began to leave for Richmond. During the ride, Pip talked about his experiences with Jaggers as they passed through Jagger's address. Later, when the trip was coming to an end, Estella informed Pip about her plans in her new house and that he could visit her any time. As they arrived, two maids came to retrieve Estella and then escorted her to her new home. Afterwards, Pip returned back to London and went over to Mr. Pocket's house.
At the opening of chapter thirty-four, Pip dreaded his behavior on how he had treated Joe and Biddy. However, he still thought about Estella constantly and of his expectations. Apart from this, Pip began to realize that his fortune had some negative impacts to Herbert, whose life style was altered by Pip's spending. To make it worse, the two were introduced to the "Finches of the Grove", a club dedicated on ignorantly wasting money. Soon, Pip began to notice the hopelessness in Herbert and the two began to waste their money until they approached serious debt. The two started a memory sheet to try to solve their debt, but it was ineffective. Then, they tried different plans to resolve their debt, but Pip was suddenly hit with the notice of his sister's death. In the letter, he was asked to attend the funeral on Monday afternoon.
As Pip walked back to the forge after he heard about his sister's unexpected death, he reminisced about his sister until he reached his destination. At the sight of the forge, Pip saw the forge all decorated by "Trabb and Co" and the guests who were appreciating the appearance. Soon, Pip walked and was reunited with Joe and Biddy. The room was filled with plenty of tables filled with food and drinks, and Pip later noticed Uncle Pumblechook and the Hubbles. In a while, the gloomy guests filed up in twos and they strolled over to the churchyard to honor Mrs. Joe in her grave. Later on, the depressing funeral was over and Pip, Biddy, and Joe, sat down to eat dinner. Soon after, Pip found Biddy in the garden and the two began to talk. Biddy told Pip that she would be moving to the Hubbles, where she would pursue her teaching profession. Right after, Biddy filled Pip in on how Mrs. Joe had left the world, telling him about Mrs. Joe's sickness during the time. Also, she included that Mrs. Joe had called Joe into her room and softly whispered a final message to Joe, before departing her slow and calm dead. The next morning, Pip was prepared to depart on his journey back to London and before leaving, he told Joe and Biddy that he would try to visit them occasionally.
When Pip returned back to Bernard's Inn, Pip and Herbert's debt continued their increasing rampage. Then, before Pip's twenty-first birthday, Pip received a note, telling him that Mr. Jaggers wanted to see him. In Jagger's office, the two talked for a while about the revealing of the benefactor, before Jaggers told Wemmick to hand Pip his prize for the evening, which was merely a piece of paper. Since Jaggers had known about Pip's huge debt, the piece of paper held a bill for a shocking five hundred pounds. After, he told Pip that he would continue to receive payments annually from him, until Pip resided with his benefactor, who was providing the money. In fact, Jaggers included that he was only acting as the servant of Pip's benefactor, and only carried out the commands. As Jaggers became busy, Pip went over to talk with Wemmick about the troubles that Herbert had been having. After Wemmick responded with his office response, he told Pip to visit him at home at Walworth, where he would receive the response he searched for. Soon, Pip left the office with Jaggers, and Wemmick left alone.
On Sunday, Pip left to Walworth to talk with Wemmick about Herbert's issue. Upon his arrival at Walworth, Pip was greeted by the Aged, who lowered the drawbridge for Pip to cross. The Aged told Pip that Wemmick was taking a stroll and then they sat and talked with each other while they waited for Wemmick's return. When Wemmick came back, he brought home a lady name Miss Skiffins, a friend. Once they were settled, Pip engaged into a conversation with Wemmick about Herbert's ordeal. He explained to Wemmick that he planned to aid Herbert by buying him a partnership without his knowledge, to lift up his hopes. Next, Pip asked Wemmick about his opinions on his actions, and with deep admiration towards Pip's plan, he told Pip that he would ask Miss Skiffin's brother, an accountant. Afterward, Wemmick directed his attention to Miss Skiffins, and Pip noticed a connection between the two. With that, Pip left the house and in a week, he was sent a note from Wemmick and went back to Walworth. Pip soon discovered from Wemmick that a young merchant named Clarriker was considering, accepting Herbert for a partnership. Finally, Pip purchased the partnership, and Pip saw Herbert's face rejoice throughout the following days.
In chapter thirty-eight, Pip visited Estella, who lived with the Bradleys in her house in Richmond. During his multiple visits, he would be used and not taken seriously by Estella. One day, Estella confronted Pip and told him to be cautious of her because she had followed Miss Havisham's teachings. After, she asked Pip if he could take her back to visit Miss Havisham and they went two days later. On the day of the visit, Pip realized clearly that Miss Havisham's intentions were to slam a vendetta on the male gender, and she was using Estella on him. Later, when Estella and Miss Havisham were talking, Estella argued Havisham about her coldness, which she had inherited from the old woman. When the argument ceased, Pip and Estella went away to play cards and other games before going to bed. That night, Pip couldn't sleep and saw Miss Havisham walking to her room crying. The day after, Pip and Estella journeyed back to London and Pip met up with the "Finches of the Grove". During the gathering, Drummle had given a toast to Estella, shocking Pip because Pip never knew about anything between the two. As Pip noticed more occasions involving the two, Pip confronted Estella at the Bradleys. However, Estella told him that her behavior she treated others with, was devious and crafty, with an exception for Pip. With that, Pip became saddened and dumbstruck by Estella's ambiguous behavior.
In chapter thirty-nine, Pip turned twenty-three years old and moved from Bernard's Inn to a place called the Temple. During that time, Herbert left on a business odyssey, leaving Pip alone in the new house. While Herbert was away, storms and gusts plowed through London, and one night, a stranger had stolen into Pip's house. When Pip had discovered the hidden man, he had a strangely familiar face and was old. Soon after seeing him, Pip demanded for the man to tell him why he was in his home, and the foreigner took out a file, which sparked Pip's imagination. At that instant, Pip recognized the familiar man as the convict he had encountered in his childhood. Then, the convict thanked Pip for his caring actions years back and told him that he had cherished his deeds. Afterward, Pip offered his convict a drink, before asking him about what he had been doing since that incident. His convict responded by mentioning how he had worked as a sheep farmer in an area far away from London. Then, upon remembering, Pip dug up two pounds and handed it over to his convict, but he only dipped them onto the flames of the lamp. Pip's convict later explained that he had found Pip with the assistance of Wemmick, and soon, Pip was revealed the fact that his convict was the man behind his fortunes. Next, Pip's benefactor began to illustrate that he had sent the money for Jaggers to hand over to Pip, and that traveling to Pip was a dangerous move because of his life-sentence to prison. Shortly after, Pip took care of his benefactor and led him to Herbert's room to sleep. Later that night, Pip thought over the fact that Miss Havisham did not intend to help him, and about how he wished to return to Biddy and Joe.
As Pip looked after his benefactor one night, Pip discovered a mysterious intruder disguised with the shadows near the staircase. However, when Pip called the guard, the trespasser fled without hesitation. In fact, when Pip told the guard, the guard explained that there had been many intruders, including a man who asked for Pip (the convict), who Pip falsely responded was his uncle. In the following morning, Pip told his convict that he had deceived the guard, telling him that he was Pip's uncle. After that, Pip's convict told Pip that his real name was Abel Magwitch, but his pseudonym was Provis. Fearing Magwitch's safety, Pip asked if Magwitch was present with another man when he arrived at the Temple, but discovered that the results were negative, which led to Pip questioning if anyone knew about Magwitch's visit. In order to enforce his own safety, Magwitch explained that he would change his apperance with disguises and Pip left to purchase the vital accessories. During the purchase, Pip traveled over to Jagger's office and notified Jagger's that his benefactor Magwitch had made a connection with him. Jaggers then told Pip that he had been writing to Magwitch, who had undertook the name Provis in the letters, and ensured Pip that he was his real benefactor. When Pip went home with the disguises for Provis, Provis began to try on the clothing. However, every accessory he added onto his appearance, along with his actions, ended up reflecting a convict. As the days went on, Herbert finally arrived home, and Provis forced him into a peculiar oath of loyalty.