Summary Of Great Expectations Chapters English Literature Essay

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In chapter eleven, Pip returned to the Satis House to visit Miss. Havisham. Once again, Estella greeted Pip at the front gate and led him to an appointed room, which had an elegant window. In addition to the window, there were three guests, Sarah Pocket, Camilla, and Raymond, who were all Miss. Havisham's family members. As Pip entered, the members were engaged in a conversation and Pip was soon retrieved by Estella, who harshly confronted him in the hall. Shortly after, Pip ran into a man who stood him up, before Pip continued on. Then, Estella led him to Miss. Havisham's room and Miss. Havisham took Pip to see her deathbed in another room. The room Pip was led to, was illuminated with flames and in the room sat a long dusty table with a centerpiece of a cake on top. After the tour, Miss. Havisham led Pip back to the room where the cousins were and they began to exchange conversations with one another. Later, Pip discovered that it was Miss. Havisham's birthday, and Miss. Havisham led Pip over to a special table, and told Pip that she and the object had aged together. With that, Miss. Havisham wondered if she could watch Estella and Pip play some cards, and the two engaged into a game. After the card game, Pip was set free to roam around the house and went to the garden. While he explored the gardens, a young, unfamiliar man appeared, and demanded Pip to fight him. Once Pip defeated his foe by inflicting a blow to his face, the man congratulated Pip, and Pip left to the front gates where he saw Estella. To end the day, Pip kissed Estella and left for the forge.

Chapter Twelve

Throughout the following days, Pip continued to wonder about the man he fought with at the Satis House. When Pip returned to the residence one day, he began to become very concerned when the man he fought a while ago never appeared again. Then, he shifted his focus over to Miss. Havisham and went into her room. In the room, she asked Pip to push her around in her wheelchair, and the two became fonder of each other. Pip continued his visits over the course of the next couple months because he had thought that Miss Havisham would help him to a fortunate future. As Pip continued to become influenced by the wealthy, he began to become disconnected with his common family and only resided with Biddy. When Pip finally became old enough for an apprenticeship with Joe, he visited Miss. Havisham, and she asked Pip to bring Joe and the apprenticeship documents along on the next visit, which disappointed Pip because he thought Miss Havisham would lead him to a higher life. Once Pip arrived home and delivered the message, Mrs. Gargery became upset for not being invited along with Joe and began to throw a fit. In order to alleviate her emotions, she left to go clean continuously and then ended up yelling at Joe.

Chapter Thirteen

In the beginning of chapter thirteen, Joe got dressed up and prepared to accompany Pip to Miss. Havisham's house. When Pip and Joe were about to leave, Mrs. Joe told the two that she would be staying with Uncle Pumblechook during the day and the forge was closed for the special occasion. Once the pair arrived to the house, Estella let them into the house and showed them to Miss. Havisham. At sight, Joe was introduced to Miss. Havisham, who began asking about the apprenticeship. After a little background interrogation, Miss. Havisham requested for Pip's agreement forms which Joe handed over. After viewing the forms, she gave the two a bag containing five and twenty guineas. Once the gift was given, Miss Havisham told Pip that his work in the Satis House was over, and to not visit again. However, the whole visit was shameful for Pip because of Joe's appearance in a setting of the wealthy, which made Estella look down on him. With that, Estella led the pair out of the residence and they journeyed over to Uncle Pumblechook's home. When they reached Pumblechooks, Mrs. Joe, who was still angered, was instantly delighted when Joe presented the given money of more than twenty pounds. Afterwards, Joe took Pip to the town hall to sign the apprenticeship paperwork in order for Pip to become an apprentice to Joe. Once the papers were signed, they returned back to the house. Upon their arrival, Mrs. Joe decided to use the money to treat everyone, along with, the Hubbles, and Mr. Wopsle, to a feast at the Blue Boar. During the meal, while the guests were delighted, Pip was miserable and had to endure the whole experience. Finally, when Pip returned to the forge, he fell asleep with negative thoughts toward due to the sudden change in events.

Chapter Fourteen

As Pip began his apprenticeship, his thoughts about the apprenticeship have changed and he felt ashamed. He thought that because he worked in a forge, he would be viewed in a disgraceful manner by the uncommon, such as, Estella. Throughout the apprenticeship, Pip's negative feelings toward the apprenticeship continued to build up and he felt like escaping his sentence. However, he decided not to give in and quit due to Joe's positive perspective and character, which impacted Pip's decision to roll on with the apprenticeship. However, Pips main fear still remained, which was the thought of Estella observing him in a low-quality occupation. This made Pip afraid that his character would be degraded due to his social class.

Chapter Fifteen

When Pip continued to mature, he had out grown Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt's educational program and he tried to get Biddy to educate him further. Once Biddy finished passing on her knowledge, Pip turned over to Mr. Wopsle, who he asked to teach him about poetry. Not being what he expected, Pip was incorporated into a brutal program, which he soon declined for his own sake. As Pip learned more, he would pass on his understanding over to Joe at the Old Battery, but Joe would most likely forget the information that was passed. Then, one day, after teaching Joe, Pip asked Joe if he should visit Miss. Havisham and Estella. However, Joe, on the other hand, reminded Pip that Miss. Havisham had told him to not return and he advised him not to. Nonetheless, Pip started to argue that he wanted to thank her for the money, which disguised his real plan, visiting Estella. Next, Pip requested for a half holiday the next day to make his visit, which Joe soon allowed. On the next day, Pip reminded Joe about his half holiday in front of Orlick, the hired worker who disliked Pip, and Orlick started to debate over a half holiday for himself. Since Pip was allowed a holiday, Joe gave in and granted Orlick the holiday to cease the intensive argument. Later, Mrs. Joe, who overheard, walked in and began to scold Orlick for asking for a holiday. However, daringly, Orlick fired back and soon Mrs. Joe fainted, which made Joe intervene. When Pip's half holiday finally started, he walked over to Miss. Havisham's and was greeted by Mrs. Pocket instead of Estella. During his visit, Miss. Havisham told Pip to return on his birthday and Pip began to walk home, but encountered Mr. Wopsle on the way. Mr. Wopsle led Pip to Pumblechook's house and then, they later saw Orlick suspiciously hiding. Soon, when Mr. Wopsle and Pip walked home, they heard the sounds of another escaped convict. Then, Pip and Mr. Wopsle passed the Three Jolly Bargemen, which was in an uproar, and Pip soon discovered that his sister had been attacked.

Chapter Sixteen

At the start of chapter sixteen, Pip appeared onto the scene of the incident. On the spot, Pip was notified that Joe had been away at the Three Jolly Bargemen, which left Mrs. Joe alone in the forge. Then, when Joe returned home, he had discovered the unconscious body of Mrs. Joe, which prompted him to call for help. After further investigation from Joe, it seemed that Mrs. Joe was assaulted with blows, and then a leg-iron was thrown, which had hit her in the head and the spine. Next, Joe concluded that the iron had seemed as if it had been filed from the past, which led Pip to believe that it was his convict's. After, Pip drew the line to two suspects, Orlick, and the mysterious man who possessed his convict's file. In the following months, during Mrs. Joe's recovery, Mrs. Joe's senses had seemed damaged and impaired, and needed assistance. During the same time, Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt had passed away, and Biddy became adopted into the family. As Biddy is welcomed into the family, she and Pip tried to solve the puzzle of the "T" that Mrs. Joe constantly kept drawing. After a while of consideration, Pip concluded that the letter could possibly symbolize a hammer and Biddy followed Pip's assumption over to Orlick. However, when Orlick was called in, there was no reaction from Mrs. Joe, which indicated that Orlick was not guilty. Even after the investigation, Mrs. Joe continued to draw the mysterious "T".

Chapter Seventeen

During the chapter, Pip got use to his apprenticeship career and on his birthday, he visited Mrs. Havisham, who gave him some money. However, back at the forge, Pip began to monitor Biddy's actions and appearance, and scheduled a date on Sunday to become closer to each other. On the day of the date, the two met in the marshes and Pip shared to Biddy about how he was not happy with his life, and instead wanted to become a gentlemen. Then, he explained his reasons for his new perspective, which was due to Estella's arrogant behavior and how she viewed the lower class of society. Nonetheless, Biddy told Pip that she wasn't worth the effort and she appreciated Pip for his confidence in telling her about his issue. The day continued on, and the two continued to stroll and express their feelings. After the afternoon in the marshes, Pip realized that Biddy was extremely considerate and respectful, and he began to admire her. Then, it was time to journey home and on the way, the two encountered the despised Orlick who wanted to tag along with the pair. Biddy, however, told Pip to not allow it because of her dislike toward the craftsman. When Pip questioned her about her dislike, she responded that Orlick seemed to have an attraction toward her, which made her feel uneasy. After that day, Pip began to observe Orlick carefully and Pip's perspective toward Estella and Miss. Havisham was altered. With Biddy in the household, Pip felt respected and he soon began to feel more ease in his work at the forge.

Chapter Eighteen

On the fourth year of Pip's apprenticeship, Pip and Joe went over to the Three Jolly Bargemen to listen to Mr. Wopsle's lecture about a murder. Mr. Wopsle spoke out about all the pieces of the case, and made everyone view him as a judicial professional. However, an unknown foreigner stepped up and interrupted Mr. Wopsle's moment of fame. He began to test Mr. Wopsle's knowledge of the law, and with each test Mr. Wopsle became more nervous and broken up. In the end, the foreigner exposed Mr. Wopsle's chicanery, and Mr. Wopsle became ashamed by the crowd, and embarrassed by the exposure. Afterwards, the man called for Pip and Joe to talk with them privately. The three soon agreed to speak about the personal matters at the forge and the trio headed back home. When they arrived, they sat down at a table, where the stranger introduced himself as a lawyer named Jaggers. After, he introduced the main topic of business, which was an offer directed for Pip. He informed Pip that he possessed a great future and offered Pip a chance to leave the forge to pursue the life of a gentleman. Also, he included that everything was set up by Pip's anonymous benefactor, whose name would not be revealed. Without any issues, Pip accepted and Jaggers continued and informed Pip that he would be given a tutor, Mr. Matthew Pocket, new clothes, and twenty guineas. However, Joe is awestruck by the deal, but at the same time, was delighted for Pip's fortune. Jaggers soon proposed to offer Joe money to make up for Pip's future absence from the apprenticeship, but Joe became furious because money would never reimburse his friend. Later on, Pip asked Jaggers if he could have a few days to make his farewells before embarking onto a different life, which Jaggers allowed. Soon, the word of Pip's fortune was spread around the forge and the members of the family became upset about Pip leaving. Pip, who felt similar to his family, felt disappointed about leaving Joe and Biddy, but was delighted by his for fortune.

Chapter Nineteen

In chapter nineteen, Pip had six days left before his escape to London. In the morning, Joe burned Pip's apprenticeship contract, which lifted the seal binding Pip to the forge. Later on in the day, once Pip finished eating his dinner, he took a walk over to the churchyard and the Old Battery, where he recalled his experience with the convict before falling asleep. When he woke up, and found Joe by his side and they talked to each other, before leaving back to the forge. At home, Pip met up with Biddy and asked her to help Joe when he left for his fortune, but Biddy became slightly unwilling because she knew that Pip didn't fully care, and Pip blindly accused her of being jealous of his fortune. In the next morning, Pip left to seek out Mr. Traubb, the clothes maker. At the shop, Pip was treated respectfully when he revealed his payments for Traubb's services. After Pip's suit was made, he left to complete his outfit and went to the buy his hat, socks, and boots. Once Pip finished his purchases, he strolled over to Uncle Pumblechook's, where Uncle Pumblechook congratulated him. Then, Uncle Pumblechook treated Pip to a meal of meats and drinks, and acted as if he was a big supporter of him. On the day before Pip's departure, Pip visited Miss. Havisham and told her about his fortune and declared his farewells. That evening at the forge, Pip was served a hot dinner, but the mood of the household was motionless from Pip's departure. The next morning, Pip woke up early and got dressed for his departure. After that, Pip pleaded his farewells and walked over to the coach, which would deliver him to his new life.

Chapter Twenty

Soon, the coached came to a stop, and Pip arrived at Mr. Jagger's residence, Little Britain, in London. When Pip walked in, Mr. Jaggers was not present and Pip was instructed to wait in Jagger's room. The room was filled with weapons and sculptured faces, which Pip was curious about. After a while of waiting, Pip decided to walk out to the Smithfield to explore, and later, around to the nearby jail, where he was introduced to the horrible sections of the institute. Next, Pip returned back to Jagger's address, only to discover that Jaggers was still gone, which promoted Pip to explore the residence. Shortly, he approached the Bartholomew Close, where Pip saw the patients who were waiting for Jaggers. Finally, Jaggers arrived and as he walked in, the clients quickly swarmed around Pip and Jaggers, who dealt with them harshly and demanded their payments to be given to Mr. Wemmick, the desk clerk. Once the clients were silenced, Jaggers invited Pip up to his room for lunch, and explained the plans for the following days. He told Pip that he would be residing at Bernard's Inn, in Mr. Pocket's room until Monday. Afterwards, Jaggers told Pip about his allowances and then they both exited the room. Outside, Pip found Jagger's clerk, Mr. Wemmick, who escorted him to the inn.