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Essay | Jaggers in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

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Jaggers in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations

Summary: An analysis of the character of Jaggers in Charles Dickens' novel Great Expectations. While Jaggers works within a corrupt judicial system and appears tainted with the dirtiness associated with that system, many passages in the novel indicate that there is more to Jaggers than what lies beneath the surface.
Dickens portrays Jaggers as a man that works with a corrupt judicial system, dirty people, a dirty conscience, yet he smells like soap as if to say that he is ashamed of his work and wants to keep it hidden with a clean exterior. His eyes are also hidden which shows that the passageway to his soul is guarded, as are his true feelings. When an author portrays a character like this, they do not want to reveal the character's identity until late in the novel, often turning out to be the opposite of what they are originally portrayed to be.

The text states that he is "pretty well known." (153) This says that he did not hide in his home or his office so as to hint suspicion or curiosity. He tells a client that the payment is to be "no more, no less...

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This section contains 370 words
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