Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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Chapters 26 and 27 Summary

Chapter 26

Pip, Drummle, Startop, and Herbert are invited to a dinner by Jaggers. This dinner will take place the following evening. Jaggers entertains himself by provoking his guests into arguing over topics like money and rowing. He focuses a lot of his attention on Drummle, who possesses many traits that he enjoys observing, though he does not deem these traits admirable. In fact, during dinner, he advises Pip not to associate with Drummle. Pip studies Molly, Jaggers’s servant, at the urging of Mr. Wemmick. Molly’s appearance is described as “witch-like.” Jaggers encourages the boys to argue over who is the strongest and then tells the boys that Molly, whose wrists have many scars, has the strongest wrists he has ever seen.

Chapter 27

After receiving a letter from Biddy, Pip discovers that Joe will be visiting London with Mr. Wopsle. He does not want to see Joe and is upset by the news of his...

(The entire section is 326 words.)