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Summary Chapter 25

 

CHAPTER 25

Pip meets two fellow students of Matthew Pocket's. Bentley Drummle is sulky and thick-headed. Startop was overly indulged by a weak mother, whom he adores. Pip finds him easier to befriend than Drummle. However, Herbert is his true friend.

Georgiana is a cousin of Matthew Pocket’s, and Camilla is his sister. They pay a visit. Though they inwardly hate Pip, they fawn on him now. They don’t have much regard for Matthew Pocket or his wife.

Pip becomes a spend thrift due to accumulating expensive habits. He is an avid student, though.

Pip decides to take Mr. Wemmick up on his invitation to his home. Their feast is provided for by a juryman. Wemmick tells Pip he imagines Mr. Jaggers will invite him and his friends to dinner soon. They won’t have variety, but they’ll have good quality.

He tells Pip that Jaggers never locks his doors or windows. He would like to see someone try to rob him. He tells the thieves this information. None ever take advantage of the situation. Wemmick admits that Jaggers doesn’t have anything of value to steal, but he would have their lives. His watch is the one valuable possession he has, and yet no one is tempted to rob him.

Mr. Wemmick is very proud of his home and the décor. He is responsible for the carpentry, engineering, plumbing, and gardening. He calls his home The Castle, and he has designed it like one. It has a drawbridge and a canon.

He cares for his profoundly deaf father, whom he is fond of. He tells Pip to nod at the man.

Mr. Jaggers has never seen Wemmick’s home. Wemmick likes to keep his work and home life separate. He asks Pip not to speak of his home at work.

He shows Pip his curiosities of famous criminals and a collection of pipes carved by his father. Pip stays overnight. They return to the office the next morning. Wemmick’s cheerful demeanor hardens and becomes grimmer as the approach it. 

Charles Dickens