Who is Mr. Jaggers in "Great Expectations"?  

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Jaggers is first introduced as the man that tells Pip he can look forward to some "Great Expectations". He is a lawyer who is known in London for never losing cases. He becomes Pip's guardian because he is also the lawyer for Pip's benefactor. Jaggers knows many secrets and keeps them. He invites Pip to dinner occasionally and Wemmick, Jagger's clerk, tells Pip to look very carefully at Jagger's maid. Jaggers seems to like Pip, but likes a man named Bentley Drummle more. Drummle is nicknamed "the spider"  by Jaggers because his is cold and ruthless, as Jaggers once was. Jaggers also serves as Miss Havisham's lawyer so he is the clue to many mysteries in the story.

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