Pip declares his love to Estella, who, coldly, tells him that she plans on marrying Drummle.
Heartbroken, Pip walks back to London, where Wemmick warns him that Compeyson is seeking him.
Back in London, Pip and Herbert exchange their romantic secrets-–Pip adores Estella and Herbert is engaged to Clara.
Pip meets Estella when she is sent to Richmond to be introduced into society. Mrs Joe dies and Pip returns to his village for the funeral.
However, he returns to see Pip, who was the motivation for all his success. Subsequently, Pip and Herbert Pocket devise a plan for Magwitch to escape from England.
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.Pip, an orphan who is about seven years old, encounters an escaped convict in the village churchyard, while visiting the graves of his parents and siblings.Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith.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.