“I am instructed to communicate to him,” said Mr. Jaggers, throwing his finger at me sideways, “that he will come into a handsome property. Further it is the desire of the present possessor of that property that he be immediately removed from his present sphere of life and from this place, and be brought up as a gentleman–in a word, as a young fellow of great expectations.”
Please read chapters 18 and 19 and annotate!
After you finish your reading, please discuss the above revelation. You may want to consider how the great expectations affect Pip, even before he starts for London, and how they affect other characters. What do these reactions to the news teach us about these characters?
Please be as specific as possible and be sure to use evidence directly from the text to support your ideas. Think about Jaggers! He would never assert anything without evidence.
Be sure to follow the rules of standard written English and to include many specific text-based details in your response. Also, don’t forget to respond to at least one other comment in this thread.