Great Expectations - Chapter 35-39 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 35. Pip goes home for his sister’s funeral. A great deal is made over it and there are strangers carrying her body from Joe’s home. Joe and Biddy do not seem bothered by this but Pip knows that it is all about his own station in life, not his sister. Afterward, Pip talks with Biddy in the garden. Biddy tells Pip that she plans to be a teacher in the new schoolhouse they are building in the village. As they talk, Biddy tells him that Orlick is there, watching them. Pip scares him away. Biddy then tells Pip that he should come visit Joe often because he will be lonely now. Pip promises he will.

Chapter 36. On Pip’s twenty-first birthday, he is called into Mr. Jaggers’ office and learns that he will be getting a yearly stipend of five hundred pounds from now on...

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