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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5 Summary

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Chapter 5 Summary

With soldiers on the doorstep, everyone at the dinner table rises up in confusion. In the kitchen, the sergeant, in Mrs. Joe's presence, explains that he is in search for certain prisoners. He needs help for Joe to fix a lock. Joe tells him it will take a few hours. The soldiers propose to stay there until it gets a bit later. They stand talking around the forge. Mr. Wopsle says he will take Pip with him on the hunt for the prisoners. Finally, they find the two convicts in a ditch, fighting with each other. At one point, Pip's convict says that he stole food from the blacksmith, getting Pip completely off the hook.

Chapter 5 Analysis

In reading Dickens carefully, there is a constant foreshadowing of complex events. Although Pip's first encounter with the convict is horrifying, there are traces of the convict's goodness. The first...

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