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Great Expectations Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 27 Summary

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Chapter 27 Summary

Biddy writes that Pip that Joe will meet him in London at Barnard's Hotel. Pip is wary of this meeting. He has now spent money on decorating Barnard's and has hired an indolent servant called Pepper. Joe is self-conscious when he visits. His hat keeps falling down when they dine with Herbert. According to Joe, Mr. Wopsle has taken a "drop," having left the church and on his way to becoming an actor. Joe gives him a handbill advertising his upcoming dramatic appearance. He Miss Havisham told him that Estella might like to see Pip. Joe remarks he is uncomfortable in his clothes, in London, away from the forge.

Chapter 27 Analysis

This chapter shows Pip's ambivalence about Joe. On the one hand, he is uncouth and does not dress properly. On the other hand, there is something so sensible and so true about him; one...

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