Great Expectations Part 2, Chapter 20 and 21 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 2, Chapter 20 and 21 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Mr. John Wemmick: Mr. Jagger’s clerk in London

Mr. Pocket, Jr.: Herbert Pocket, also known as the “pale young gentleman” in Chapters 10 and 11; he is to be Pip’s roommate in London

Summary
Pip, anticipating great expectations, is dismayed with London which is located about five hours from his village. He is not prepared for the ugliness and filthiness of the city. He is brought down a “gloomy” street to Mr. Jaggers’ office, described by Pip as “a most dismal place.”

Pip tires of waiting for Mr. Jaggers’ return and goes walking, where he encounters the jail, Newgate Prison, the gallows, and many people speaking...

(The entire section is 462 words.)