How does Pip's relationship with Jaggers change when Pip comes of age?Great Expectations by Charles Dickens   When Pip turns twenty one and recieves his 500 pounds in chapter 36. A quote included...

How does Pip's relationship with Jaggers change when Pip comes of age?

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

 

When Pip turns twenty one and recieves his 500 pounds in chapter 36. A quote included would be great.

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On his twenty-first birthday, Pip is summoned to Little Britain to meet with his guardian, Mr. Jaggers, who congratulates him on becoming a man, "I must call you Mr. Pip today."  Mr. Jaggers asks Pip how much money he calculates that he spends; Pip answers that he does not know.  When Mr. Jaggers asks Pip if he has anything to inquire of him, Pip wonders about his benefactor's identity, and if he has anything to receive.  At this point, Jaggers hands Pip a five hundred pound note, and tells him that he will receive this per year until his benefactor arrives.  Mr. Jaggers then informs Pip that he no longer is the agent for Pip's benefactor.

He also is circumspect about the identity of Pip's benefactor.  But after Pip persists in his asking, 

“Come!” said Mr. Jaggers, warming the backs of his legs with the backs of his warmed hands, “I'll be plain with you, my friend Pip. That's a question I must not be asked. You'll understand that, better, when I tell you it's a question that might compromise me. Come! I'll go a little further with you; I'll say something more.”

He then tells Pip that when that person discloses him/herself, that will be the end of his business with Pip. "And that's all I have got to say!"  Pip, then, departs with his yearly income and yet no knowledge of who his benefactor is.

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well that is acutually a good qquestion but i dont really have the answer to that question.

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