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Great Expectations - Chapter 21 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 21 Summary

Mr. Wemmick, Mr. Jaggers' assistant, is a short, very business-like, rather wooden individual who wears various bereavement memorabilia, like mourning rings, on his person. Barnard's turns out to be a truly depressing group of buildings decorated with broken blinds, torn curtains and half-shattered flowerpots. Wemmick is to be Pip's conduit for cash from Mr. Jaggers. Once inside his apartment, which he will be sharing with his tutor's son, Herbert Pocket, he writes his name in the dirt on the various windowpanes until the roommate comes. Once Pip meets him, Pip recognizes him as the pale young gentleman he fought with at Mrs. Havisham's house.

Chapter 21 Analysis

Like many Dickens' characters, Mr. Wemmick is more complex than he first appears. In fact, Wemmick has a much more open compassionate side in his private life. When Wopsle is first introduced, he seems to be a minor church official, but...

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