Characters Archives: Wemmick

My guiding star always is, Get hold of portable property.

Background. “My guiding star always is, ‘Get hold of portable property’.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 24). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote is from Mr. John Wemmick. Wemmick is Mr Jaggers’s clerk and becomes a friend to Pip after he […]

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I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel.

Background. “I found him to be a dry man, rather short in stature, with a square wooden face, whose expression seemed to have been imperfectly chipped out with a dull-edged chisel.” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 21). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Pip‘s […]

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The clerk had the same air of knowing something to everybody else’s disadvantage.

Background. “The clerk had the same air of knowing something to everybody else’s disadvantage.” is a quotation taken from Great Expectations (Chapter 20). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. This quote is a description of Mr. John Wemmick. Wemmick is Mr Jaggers’s clerk and becomes a […]

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