Great Expectations - Chapter Summaries

Topics: Great Expectations, Estella Havisham, Miss Havisham Pages: 11 (4924 words) Published: October 8, 1999
Great Expectations Notes Chapter 1 Setting: early in the 1800s; Churchyard in tiny village east of London  Joe Gargey and her husband in the Marshes.  His parents died Pip- Phillip Pirrap- main character- 7 years old- Lives w/ sister Mrs. when he was younger  One time while visiting his parents grave he meets a strange man- He asks Pip to get him a file and some writtles (food). Chapter 2 Setting: At home; We meet Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, and Mrs. Joe, Pip's sister  Joe Gargery and Pip were both brought up by hand  At dinner Pip placed his bread for the convict down the leg of his trousers  The family receives news that Hulks(convicts) are on the loose  Later that night, Pip gets some bread, cheese, pork pie, mincemeat,  brandy, and the file (from the forge, this is where Joe works) Chapter 3 Setting: In the churchyard again; Pip delivers the stolen goods  Pip approached a man who was dressed in coarse grey, and had a great iron on his leg, but this was a different man  Pip saw the right convict hugging himself and limping. He had the chills and the fever  The convict asked Pip if he brought anyone and he said no, and the man believed him  The convict asked Pip where the man w/ the bruised face went. Pip pointed and handed him the file Chapter 4 Setting: At home; Christmas dinner we meet Mr. Pumblechook, Mr. Wopsle, and the Hubbles  Pip was fearful on his return that there would be a police officer waiting for him at home, but no one suspected the robbery  Pip made the excuse that he was listening to Christmas Carols  The guests: Mr. Wopsle- Church's assistant to a parish priest- Mr. Hubble- one who makes wheels- Uncle Pumblechook- a grain merchant. He also had a chaise-cart  A file of soldiers w/ handcuffs. The wanted Joe to fix the handcuffs  They all go to the marshes in search for the convicts Chapter 5 Setting: On the marshes; Pursuit  The search party could hear voices calling  They found the two convicts; There was water splashing and mud flying, and oaths were being sworn and blows being struck  They lit torches and marched separating the convicts  In order to take pip out of suspicion, this convict tells the sargent that he stole the food from Joe – The convict was taken on a boat and disappeared into the night Chapter 6 Setting: At home; Pip receives an odd job  Pip learns to write at Mr. Wopsle's great aunt's school  When Uncle Joe was a kid, he had parents who drank heavily and so Joe didn't attend school  Miss Havisham- rich and grim lady who lives in a large and dismal house barricated against robbers  Pip is invited to play at her house, but he doesn't know why Chapter 7 Setting: At Miss H's Satis house: We meet Miss h and Estella * Uncle Pumblechook takes Pip to her house  Miss H's house had many iron bars and some windows were walled up  Estella lets Pip in the gate; She is very pretty and proud  Estella is called down to play w/Pip. They play cards and Pip asks to go home- When leaving she asks him to return in six days Chapter 8 Setting: At home: Pip reports on his visit w/ Miss H  Mr. Pumblechook and Mrs, Joe asked Pip questions  Pip lied to them but then told Joe the truth Chapter 9 Setting: In the village; Biddy and a secret looking stranger  Joe sometimes went to a public house to smoke his pipe/ Three Jolly Bargemen  Joe was there w/ Mr. Wopsle and a stranger  When the men's drinks arrive the stranger stirred it w/ a file! He did this so only Pip saw him. The stranger was the convict  also the stranger gives Pip two one pound notes/ Pip sister puts them in a piece of paper, and puts that under some dried rose leaves in an ornamental tea- pot on top of the state parlor  This remained a nightmare to Pip many a nights...

Bibliography: Great Expectations Chapter 1 Setting: early in the 1800s; Churchyard in tiny village east of London  Joe Gargey and her husband in the Marshes.  His parents died Pip- Phillip Pirrap- main character- 7 years old- Lives w/ sister Mrs. when he was younger  One time while visiting his parents grave he meets a strange man- He asks Pip to get him a file and some writtles (food). Chapter 2 Setting: At home; We meet Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, and Mrs. Joe, Pip 's sister  Joe Gargery and Pip were both brought up by hand  At dinner Pip placed his bread for the convict down the leg of his trousers  The family receives news that Hulks(convicts) are on the loose  Later that night, Pip gets some bread, cheese, pork pie, mincemeat,  brandy, and the file (from the forge, this is where Joe works) Chapter 3 Setting: In the churchyard again; Pip delivers the stolen goods  Pip approached a man who was dressed in coarse grey, and had a great iron on his leg, but this was a different man  Pip saw the right convict hugging himself and limping. He had the chills and the fever  The convict asked Pip if he brought anyone and he said no, and the man believed him  The convict asked Pip where the man w/ the bruised face went. Pip pointed and handed him the file Chapter 4 Setting: At home; Christmas dinner we meet Mr. Pumblechook, Mr. Wopsle, and the Hubbles  Pip was fearful on his return that there would be a police officer waiting for him at home, but no one suspected the robbery  Pip made the excuse that he was listening to Christmas Carols  The guests: Mr. Wopsle- Church 's assistant to a parish priest- Mr. Hubble- one who makes wheels- Uncle Pumblechook- a grain merchant. He also had a chaise-cart  A file of soldiers w/ handcuffs. The wanted Joe to fix the handcuffs  They all go to the marshes in search for the convicts Chapter 5 Setting: On the marshes; Pursuit  The search party could hear voices calling  They found the two convicts; There was water splashing and mud flying, and oaths were being sworn and blows being struck  They lit torches and marched separating the convicts  In order to take pip out of suspicion, this convict tells the sargent that he stole the food from Joe – The convict was taken on a boat and disappeared into the night Chapter 6 Setting: At home; Pip receives an odd job  Pip learns to write at Mr. Wopsle 's great aunt 's school  When Uncle Joe was a kid, he had parents who drank heavily and so Joe didn 't attend school  Miss Havisham- rich and grim lady who lives in a large and dismal house barricated against robbers  Pip is invited to play at her house, but he doesn 't know why Chapter 7 Setting: At Miss H 's Satis house: We meet Miss h and Estella * Uncle Pumblechook takes Pip to her house  Miss H 's house had many iron bars and some windows were walled up  Estella lets Pip in the gate; She is very pretty and proud  Estella is called down to play w/Pip. They play cards and Pip asks to go home- When leaving she asks him to return in six days Chapter 8 Setting: At home: Pip reports on his visit w/ Miss H  Mr. Pumblechook and Mrs, Joe asked Pip questions  Pip lied to them but then told Joe the truth Chapter 9 Setting: In the village; Biddy and a secret looking stranger  Joe sometimes went to a public house to smoke his pipe/ Three Jolly Bargemen  Joe was there w/ Mr. Wopsle and a stranger  When the men 's drinks arrive the stranger stirred it w/ a file! He did this so only Pip saw him. The stranger was the convict  also the stranger gives Pip two one pound notes/ Pip sister puts them in a piece of paper, and puts that under some dried rose leaves in an ornamental tea- pot on top of the state parlor  This remained a nightmare to Pip many a nights Chapter 10 Setting: At Satis House; We meet poor relations and a pale young gentlemen  On arrival pip was taken a different way/ He was in a room w/ 3 ladies and a gentlemen  In a room that is full of dust lies on a table a old bridecake  It was Miss H b-day; she didn 't permit any talk of it  Then Estella and pip played cards  Outside Pip meets up w/ a fellow his own age; they began to fight, Pip knocked him down and then won the fight  Impressed at Pip, Estella allows Pip to kiss her on the cheek Chapter 11 Setting: At Satis House; Pip is apprenticed to Joe  Miss h asks Pip about what he was going to be when he was older- Learning he will be apprenticed she wishes to meet Joe  When Mrs. Joe hears the news she goes on a rampage  Joe dressed himse;f in his Sunday clothes and headed w/ Pip to Miss H 's house  Miss H asked questions and when they were leaving handed Joe 25 guineas (this was Pip 's premium) Chapter 12 Setting: At the forge we meet Orlick  Sometimes Joe was taught by Pip out in the marshes; Joe never remembered anything  Orlick- Joe 's journeyman- a person who works for a master worker- not an apprentice  Pip was granted a ½ day so Orlick complained and also got one  Orlick and Pip 's sister got in a fight; Pip again visited Miss H w/ Mr. Wopsle accomping him  Mr. Wopsle meets up w/ pip and says that his sister was knocked down by a tremendous blow on the back of her head Chapter 13 Setting: At home; After Mrs. Joe is struck down, Biddy takes over  No goods were taken from the house; at the time when this happened Joe was at the Three Jolly Bargemen  A convicts leg iron was by his sister  Pip figures the guilty person was either the convict or Orlick  Pip helped his sister by taking command s off a slate  Orlick was always visiting w/ Mrs. Joe  On Pip 's b-day he visited Miss H, and she gave him a guinea  At home Pip told Biddy he wanted to be a gentlemen Chapter 14 Setting: In the village; Pip receives remarkable news  Mr. Jaggers- a lawyer- has a private conference w/ Pip and Joe  Jaggers offers Pip to be his guardian paid for by a unknown person  Pip was also given money to buy new clothes Chapter 15 Setting: At the scenes of his childhood; Pip says goodbye  pip went to Mr. Trabb, a tailor, to buy clothes  Biddy made Pip breakfast and they all said good-bye Chapter 16 Setting: In london; We meet Jaggers again and Wemmick  The journey was 5 hours  Jaggers office was in Little Britain  Wemmick, Jaggers clerk takes Pip to Barnard 's Inn, where he meets Herbert Chapter 17 Setting: the first night in london; Pip finds a friend in Herbert Pocket and learns Miss H 's story  Pip becomes good friends w/ Herbert Pocket ( he was the pale young gentlemen, Pip had fought long ago)  Herbert says that Estella was excessively proud and fickle/ Estella was adopted by Miss H  Herbert 's father was Miss H 's cousin  Herbert gives Pip the nickname Handel, after a famous composer  Miss H 's story- Miss h mother died when she was a baby, and her father spoiled her. Her father married a cook, and Miss h now had a half brother. The son turned out riotous, extravagant, undutiful-altogether bad. A man pursued Miss H closely and Miss H idolized him. He also got great sums of money from her. Herbert 's father warned Miss H of doing to much for this man. She ordered him out of the house. They were set to be married and he wrote a letter to her. She received it in dressing for her marriage at 20 min to 9. From that point on she stopped all of the clocks.  Herbert was a capitalist- an insurer of ships Chapter 18 Setting: Early days in London; We meet the rest of the Pocket family, Drummle, Startop, and the aged parent  Mrs. Pocket/Belinda—Drummle/ Old looking young man—Startop/ younger in years and in appearance—Camilla/ Mr. Pocket 's sister  Mr. Jaggers gives pip 20 pounds Chapter 19 Setting: London; Dinner w/ Jaggers, we meet Molly  Molly servant of Jaggers/Strong wrists Chapter 20 Setting: London; Joe pays pip a visit  Joe game to visit/ Told Pip Mr. Wopsle left church  Pip receives a note to see Miss H Chapter 21 Setting: a return to Satis house; Miss H, Estella, and Orlick  Orlick lets pip in the gate  Pip notices that estella has changed; she is now more beautiful  He realizes he loves her Chapter 22 Setting: London and it 's suburb Richmond; a visit w/ Estella  Estella is now going to live w/ a widow in Richmond Chapter 23 Setting: Back in the village; A sad occasion  Mrs. Joe Gargery died  After this event biddy decides to try and find a job as a teacher Chapter 24 Setting: London and walworth; One expectation comes true and Pip helps Herbert  It 's Pip 21 b-day  He is given 55 pounds/ Then pip talks to wemmick about what to do w/ this money  Pip decides to go to Walworth Chapter 25 Setting: Richmond and Satis House; Miss H, Estella, and Drummle  Estella was placed w/ Mrs. Bradley—in Richmond  Estella asks Pip to take her to Satis House, and he does  Miss h is now very fond of Estella  Pip finds out that Estella was set to wreck Miss H 's revenge on men and that she was not to be given to Pip  Bentley Drummle is given the nickname, "spider" Chapter 26 Setting: one stormy evening in London; a long- awaited appearance  Pip was now 23 years old and left the Barnards Inn to live in Temple (collection of apartments and office buildings)  A visitor surprises Pip in late night. He was dressed like a voyager/ age 60?  The visitor was the convict from childhood. His name is Abel Magwitch a.k.a. Provis  The convict is the suitor who is paying for Pip 's fortunes, in return for helping him while ago  The convict got rich from sheep- farming in Australia  If the convict 's return was known in England, he would be put to death. Pip and Herbert agree to hide the convict Chapter 27 Setting: London the next day; Pip faces facts  While coming up the stairs, Pip fell over something, and that something was a man Chapter 28 Setting: London; Magwitch tells his story and we learn about Compeyson and a man named Arthur  Provis tells them the story of his life and his association w/ a man named compeyson, who had a business of swindling, and forging. He was the other convict  When both were tried for felony, Compeyson had a shorter sentence because of his gentlemen appearance. Magwitch had a longer one!  Arthur havisham- Miss H 's half brother Chapter 29 Setting: Richmond and satin House; Estella 's news  Pip visits Miss H and telss of his discovery  Bently Drummle was @ the house  Pip professes his love for Estella, but then after learning she is to marry Bently  Pip does a final protestation of his love, and then heads away and back to London Chapter 30 Setting: London and Walworth; Wemmick and Herbert take action  Magwitch takes safety @ Clara Barley 's house, she is Herbert 's fiancée  Mrs. Wimple- housewife  They discuss an escape plan for Magswitch by boat to a foreign vessel Chapter 32 Setting: London; Dinner w/ Jaggers, more about Molly  Pip dines at a club w/ Jaggers * Molly might be Estella 's mom Chapter 33 Setting: stais House, the next day: Pip pays his last call to Miss H  While @ Miss H house Miss H 's clothes catch on fire: Pip saves her from burning, but she will later die Chapter 35 Setting: back on the marshes; A narrow escape  Pip receives a letter summoning him to an appointment at the old lime- kiln on the marshes  Pip searches around and then orlick appears and puts a noose around Pip  Orlick cofesses to Pip that he attacked his sister out of hatred for Pip  He threats Pip that he will kill him also and put his remains in the lime-kiln  Pip is rescued by Herbert Chapter 36 Setting: London, on the river  When Pip and Herbert take the boat which they are taking Magwitch to board a foreign steamer is commanded to stop by an officers boat, and inside is Compeyson  The steamer runs them down, compeyson is drowned, and Magwitch is severely hurt Chapter 37 Setting: London, later: Picking up the pieces  Provis is brought to trial and is convicted. But he is too ill for imprisonment  Pip visits him in the prison hospital  Before the convict dies pip tells hi that his daughter is still living Chapter 38 Setting: London; Pip has a kind nurse  Pip becomes ill and Joe takes care of him  Pip is ashamed of how he acted and is glad to be back to normal  Pip decides to pursue biddy Chapter 39 Setting: Back @ the forge: Biddy and Joe and Pip 's plan to leave England  When he arrives he finds out it 's the wedding day of Joe and Biddy  He is happy and thinks they go good together Chapter 40 Setting: Home again: 11 years later; a new pip, a new Estella * Joe paid off Pip 's debts for him  Pip visits Satis House and walks in the garden together  Estella is widowed and the 2 decide the will not have another parting
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