What is the role of Wemmick in the novel, and what does Pip learn from Wemmick’s life?

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Wemmick is Mr. Jaggers’s assistant and is responsible for giving Pip his allowance (or advance on his allowance when Pip finds himself running short). He is all business at the office, but he invites Pip to his home, which looks like a small castle, complete with drawbridge and a cannon....

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Wemmick is Mr. Jaggers’s assistant and is responsible for giving Pip his allowance (or advance on his allowance when Pip finds himself running short). He is all business at the office, but he invites Pip to his home, which looks like a small castle, complete with drawbridge and a cannon. Pip meets Wemmick’s father, the Aged Parent (or the Aged P), for whom Wemmick has great affection, even though the Aged Parent is almost completely deaf. Wemmick instructs Pip to just nod vigorously whenever the Aged Parent talks to him. Pip also meets Wemmick’s fiancée, Miss Skiffins, who is also very solicitous to her future father-in-law. Pip learns of the kindness within this family, quite different than the Pocket family, where there is much chaos, usually caused by Mrs. Pocket. He cannot help to compare it to his own family upbringing, with the frequent verbal and physical abuse of his sister, despite his companionship with Joe. He finds the Wemmick home a place of comfort, where a man’s home is literally his castle.

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