Essay on The Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

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“If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?” -William Shakespeare. We will travel throughout the novel and visit different scenes and see how a character evolves from the beginning all the way till the end. In the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Dickens explores the way Miss Havisham will evolve throughout the story seeking revenge, and finding out that revenge is never the answer.

We start with the scene at Miss Havisham’s house, Satis house to be precise and Pip has just arrived to meet Miss Havisham as she requested. ‘Play, play, play’(61)! Mrs. Havisham aggressively demanded Pip to play, even though he did not feel like it. She already attacks him with so much authority and power like she is more worthy than Pip. She then presents Estella and Pip to each other, and yet again, demands for them to play, but now with each other. ‘Well? You can break his heart’ (62). Miss Havisham will use Estella and will make her treat males like they are worthless. Estella calls Pip a “common labouring-boy” (62). Miss Havisham’s revenge has already begun against the male sex. It has come to the part where Pip is now destined to move to London and thinks it would only be appropriate if he says goodbye to Miss Havisham before he departures. “Don’t go, Sarah, well Pip” (167) and “I have seen Mr. Jaggers, I have heard about it, Pip, so you go tomorrow” (167). Miss Havisham…

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