Great Expectations Part 2, Chapter 26 and 27 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 2, Chapter 26 and 27 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
The Spider: the name Mr. Jaggers gives to Bentley Drummle

Molly: Mr. Jaggers’ housekeeper who has great strength in her wrists

Pepper: also called the Avenger; a servant who works for Pip

Summary
Mr. Jaggers invites Pip and his friends to dinner. Pip finds his house bare and neglected. Dinner is served by Mr. Jaggers from a dumbwaiter. Mr. Jaggers takes a liking to Bentley Drummle and refers to the “blotchy, sprawly, sulky fellow” as “the Spider.” The housekeeper appears, and Mr. Jaggers tells her to show her wrists to the guests. Her wrists are “disfigured—deeply scarred and scarred across and across.” Mr. Jaggers...

(The entire section is 889 words.)