Great Expectations Part 1, Chapter 18 and 19 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 1, Chapter 18 and 19 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Mr. Jaggers: a lawyer from London who informs Pip of his great expectations; he is to be Pip’s guardian

Mr. Trabb: a tailor in the village who makes Pip’s new clothes

Mr. Trabb’s Boy: a young boy who works for Mr. Trabb and treats Pip with disdain

Summary
Pip has been an apprentice to Joe for four years. He, Joe, Mr. Wopsle, and some other villagers are in the Three Jolly Bargemen enjoying Mr. Wopsle’s dramatic reading about a murder case in the newspaper. A stranger challenges the group concerning jumping to conclusions about a person’s guilt and makes Mr. Wopsle feel insignificant. The stranger asks for Joe and Pip to...

(The entire section is 878 words.)