Great Expectations - Chapter 55-59 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 55. Mr. Jaggers takes Mr. Magwitch’s case, but does not tell him the truth about his assets as per Pip’s wishes. Herbert is forced to leave before Magwitch’s trial because he is to take over an office in Cairo for the shipping business. Herbert offers Pip a position as a clerk with the office and Pip asks for time to consider the offer. A short time later, Wemmick asks Pip to take a walk with him. During this walk, Wemmick marries Miss Skiffins.

Chapter 56. Mr. Magwitch is very ill; therefore, the prison allows Pip generous options in visitation. However, this generosity does not follow into Mr. Magwitch’s trial and sentencing. Mr. Magwitch is sentenced to death. Pip continues to visit Mr. Magwitch as often as possible. One day, it is clear that Mr. Magwitch has reached the end and the governor of the...

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