Characters Archives: Jaggers

He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.

Background. “He washed his clients off, as if he were a surgeon or a dentist.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 26). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quote describes an observation of the lawyer Jaggers by Pip about his constant need […]

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Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.

Background. “Don’t commit yourself, and don’t commit any one. You understand—any one. Don’t tell me anything: I don’t want to know anything; I am not curious.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the […]

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I have a pretty large experience of boys, and you’re a bad set of fellows.

Background. “I have a pretty large experience of boys, and you’re a bad set of fellows.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 11). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This is said by the lawyer Mr. Jaggers to Pip, when he first meets […]

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He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.

Background. “He was a burly man of an exceedingly dark complexion, with an exceedingly large head, and a corresponding large hand.” is a quotation from the novel Great Expectations (Chapter 11). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Description of the lawyer Mr. Jaggers by Pip, upon […]

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Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.

Background. “Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 40). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. Quotation said by the lawyer Mr. Jaggers to Pip, who is trying to confirm that his […]

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