Why does Jaggers like Bentley Drummle and appear to be so interested in him?

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Jaggers sees in Bentley Drummle a younger version of himself. He sees the same shrewd and ruthless qualities he believes are needed to get ahead in the world. Jaggers nicknames Drummle the Spider because he seems to be able to get anything he wants.

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