Great Expectations Part 2, Chapter 36 and 37 Summary and Analysis

Charles Dickens

Part 2, Chapter 36 and 37 Summary and Analysis

New Characters
Miss Skiffins: a lady friend of Mr. Wemmick

Skiffins: Miss Skiffins’ brother who is an accountant and agent; he arranges Herbert’s partnership with Clarriker

Clarriker: a young merchant that Herbert goes to work for

Summary
Pip’s and Herbert’s finances go from bad to worse. Finally, in November Pip “comes of age.” On his twenty-first birthday, Mr. Jaggers sends for him. Mr. Jaggers inquires how much Pip is spending, and Pip replies that he does not really know. Mr. Jaggers is not surprised and asks Pip if he has any questions for him. Pip asks if his benefactor is to be made known to him today. Mr. Jaggers answers negatively...

(The entire section is 867 words.)