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    Estella Havisham Essay

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    Estella Havisham is one of the most important characters in the bildungsroman Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. She is the love interest of the main character, Pip, and she consequentially ends up shaping the way that he lives his life in order for her to become interested in him. However, it can be argued that this only happens due to the way that Estella is raised by Miss Havisham. She is not Estella’s true mother, so one could say that if she had been brought up by her real parents, Molly and Abel Magwitch, she would be different, altering the storyline. These two “families” have many similarities and differences, Miss Havisham being the better choice to affect the way that Estella lives, Even though there are obvious differences…

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    Estella Havisham Quotes

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    Estella Havisham never knew who she truly was. Her biological parents were kept hidden away from her all her life, she was brought up to a gentlelady. Raised to be a woman who hates men and kept her childhood till she was an adult we never knew Estella as one who was kind. At the beginning of the book we see that Pip is infatuated by Estella and how she treats her. This is what really sets off Pip’s want to have a better and more meaningful life. Estella always gave Pip a new reason to be sad…

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    In fact, by the time Estella is grown, “[Miss Havisham] hung upon Estella’s beauty, hung upon her words, hung upon her gestures” (320). She is so delighted with the young woman she created, that “she looked at her, as though she was devouring the beautiful creature she had reared” (320). Estella even has a “tinge of resemblance to Miss Havisham” due to the “remarkable occasional likeness of expression between faces that are otherwise quite different” (259). Regrettably, Estella does not turn out…

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    later on Pip was brought into an acquaintance with a rich, old lady named Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham had a beautiful, young, and adopted daughter named Estella. Another person Pip came to know was Abel Magwitch, also known as Provis. Provis was an escaped convict that greatly impacted on Pip’s life. But that’s not all there were many other people like Wemmick, Herbert, Matthew Pocket, and Mr. Jaggers that helped Pip…

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    Great Expectations

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    got the food and file by claiming he stole it from the Gargery home. One day, Pip is taken by his Uncle Pumblechook to play at the Satis House owned by Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham is a wealthy old spinster who wears an old wedding dress everywhere she goes and keeps all the clocks in her house stopped at the same time. During his visit, Pip meets and falls in love with Miss Havisham’s adopted daughter Estella, who…

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    Because of Pip’s love for Estella, his whole world begins to crumble when he hears that she is getting married. And to make matters worse, she is marrying Bentley Drummle, a self-absorbed, inconsiderate, and childish man who was never on good terms with Pip. Immediately after hearing this news, Pip knows he has to stop their marriage, not because he is in love with her but because he knows that Drummle is a terrible person. “Put me aside forever-you have done so, I well know-but bestow yourself…

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    Pip's Traits

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    Throughout the story, Pip demonstrates his positive and negative traits. Positive traits that Pip possesses are his love/admiration for Joe, integrity, and compassion. He shows compassion towards Estella and Mrs. Havisham, even though both of them wanted to wound him. He shows integrity towards Magwitch by keeping his word and bringing him whittles. The negative traits that Pip portrays are his ego, and cruelty towards those below him. His ego is a negative trait because it causes him not to be…

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    to explore Estella Havisham as a Gothic Femme Fatale, set against the backdrop of Victorian era. Albeit a few studies have showed up in the course of the most recent decade or so, on female characters of Victorian fiction, but, minority has completely alluded to the relationship to some of them as gothic women. Along these lines, this research paper investigates about the part of breaking down the "underhanded" representations of 'Estella Havisham' as a female who has been researched as a gothic…

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    Fear overcomes Pip many times in the story due to the people he encounters at certain places. In particular, the marshes create a suspenseful mood, because Pip always risks death due to the people he meets, especially the convict Pip first encounters in the novel. When the convict chases, violently shakes and yells at Pip, Pip thinks of him as a “fearful man” who threatens that if Pip ignores his orders, “[he’ll] have [Pip’s] heart and liver out” (3). The convict threatens to kill Pip if he…

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    chapters, Pip returns to the Satis House to convince Miss Havisham to finish anonymously subsidizing Herbert’s endeavors. During their conversation in front of the burning hearth, Miss Havisham expresses her regret for moulding Estella for vengeance, using Estella to break Pip’s heart, and wishes to reconcile with Pip through the words, “”If you can ever write under my name, ‘I forgive her’, though ever so long after my broken heart is dust - pray do it”” (Dickens 311-312). Pip’s response is the…

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