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    are plagued with tremendous loss and face horrible and unimaginable tragedies. One character in particular, Miss Havisham, is confronted by catastrophe and misery multiple times, but allows these moments define her as a person. Miss Havisham is broken, never finding the strength to recover, and she forces herself to endure a life of sadness after that fateful day. The single…

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    Miss Havisham, whose memories of her relationship with Compeyson haunts her, teaches Estella to break men's hearts, including Pip's, as vicarious revenge for her pain. Later, she realizes that she is no longer trying to do so after witnessing Pip's admission of love for Estella. Miss Havisham opens up to Pip and tells him about Estella, and how, “when she first came to me, I meant to save her from misery like mine. At…

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    different ways from his children years, his adolescent years, and finally his adult years. As Pip grew older and wiser he also began to acquire many “Great Expectations” for himself. Pip thought being in a social class would make people (mainly Estella) believe that he was worthy of being like everyone else, but in Pip’s eyes he would still only be seen as nothing more than a common laboring-boy. Pip said to Joe, “But I…

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    upper class status. Pip’s obsession with gentility and class in Great Expectations is influenced and shaped by other characters, especially Estella. Chapter fourteen (first paragraphs) of the novel tells us that Pip has changed and not for the better. After the encounter with a privileged elderly lady, Miss Havesham and her adopted young girl, Estella, Estella, with whom he has begun to look all starry eyed at, he understands that she would never cherish a man as ‘common’ as himself, and his…

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    Isolation In Siddhartha

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    Throughout the classic Disney movie Cinderella, the title character is isolated from society. She is oppressed in her own household, and forced to comply with her cruel step-mother’s rules. Perhaps the most defining moment of the movie is the scene in which everyone discovers that the mysterious glass slipper belongs to Cinderella. However, Cinderella could not reach this moment without all of the struggles beforehand, for she had to undergo an excruciatingly long journey to prepare herself. In…

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    Great Expectations, Charles Dickens conveys the idea that one’s wealth may determine one’s fate, but not their happiness, as shown through the characterizations of Estella and Joe. Estella had a wealthy upbringing. She was adopted by an affluent woman, because of this she had access to many opportunities that determined her future. Estella looked down on others who were members in lower classes than her, as shown when she says,...“‘With this boy? Why he is a common laboring-boy!’” (Dickens 62).…

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    them. Miss Havisham, from Great Expectations, is not the classic, run of the mill, everyday monster. Although, she is manipulative, deceptive, and just plain mean at times she does have human qualities. True, she turned out not to be Pip’s benefactor, but she gave him access to Estella before she was burned alive. She truly did love Estella, even though she did not know how the express her love. I would even venture to say she loved Pip as well. And once upon a time, Miss Havisham, even…

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    obsession. Obsession can worm its way into one’s mind and consume it from within, destroying their relationships, morales, and life. Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations has a multitude of characters who are at various points of the spectrum. Miss Havisham is a wealthy woman who was jilted and could never let it go. Orlick is a man who believes he has done no wrong, and goes to extremes to seek vengeance for those who destroyed his reputation. Biddy and Joe are on the other end of the spectrum,…

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    his life. Pip became obsessed with wealth, social status, and possession. Pip was transforming into a materialistic young man because of the exposure he had to the higher class when he began to visit the Satis house, the home of Miss Havisham, and Pip’s love, Estella. External influences such as…

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    Pip And Joe Gargery Essay

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    In “Great Expectations”, by Charles Dickens writes about an abused orphan named Pip. Pip’s journey consists from being an orphan and prospers into containing power and wealth, also the friends he gains and unbound lead into is eventual humbling. Dickens creates Joe Gargery that fails to protect Pip from his sister when Pip was a child. Joe Gargery is an extremely sweet person despite his flaws of no education and no polish. In the story, Joe Gargery’s character is to love Pip, he is to be a…

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