In London, Bentley Drummle outrages Pip, by proposing a toast to Estella.Later, at an Assembly Ball in Richmond, Pip witnesses Estella meeting Bentley Drummle and warns her about him; she replies that she has no qualms about entrapping him.Joe relays a message from Miss Havisham that Estella will be at Satis House for a visit.Pip returns there to meet Estella and is encouraged by Miss Havisham, but he avoids visiting Joe.These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith.Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.
Heartbroken, Pip walks back to London, where Wemmick warns him that Compeyson is seeking him.
Pip's income is fixed at £500 per annum when he comes of age at twenty-one.
With the help of Jaggers' clerk, Wemmick, Pip plans to help advance Herbert's future prospects by anonymously securing him a position with the shipbroker, Clarriker's. She and Miss Havisham quarrel over Estella's coldness.
Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman that depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip.
It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person.—and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture.Joe accompanies Pip for the last visit, when she gives the money for Pip to be bound as apprentice blacksmith. Four years into Pip's apprenticeship, Mr Jaggers, a lawyer, tells him that he has been provided with money, from an anonymous benefactor, so that he can become a gentleman.Joe's surly assistant, Dolge Orlick, is envious of Pip and dislikes Mrs Joe. Pip is to leave for London, but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor, he first visits her.The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy.