Great Expectations

summarize the news that Jaggers brings.

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In the parlor, then, Jaggers states that he is there as a "confidential agent of another." He goes on to say,"And the communication I have got to make is that he [Pip] has Great Expectations"; Pip will come into

a handsome property...and be immediately removed from his present sphere of life and from this pace and be brought up as a gentleman--in a word, as a young fellow of great expectations.

However, there are conditions attached. He must bear the name of Pip and the name of the benefactor is to remain a secret until this person chooses to reveal it firsthand to Pip, and he must never make inquiries as to who this person is. Of course, Pip thinks, "Miss Havisham was going to make my fortune on a grand scale."


Jaggers, explains that Pip now has "great expectations." He has been given a large amount of money, to be administered by Jaggers, by an anonymous sponsor whom Pip is never to try to discover. Fulfilling Pip's dreams, Jaggers explains that Pip is to be "brought up a gentleman" and will be tutored by Matthew Pocket -- the same "Matthew" that had been mentioned at Miss Havisham's. Jaggers gives him money enough for new clothes and leaves, expecting to meet him in London within a week.