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    desire to improve himself, an overarching theme of the bildungsroman novel. During the three 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…

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    behavior of Estella, the adopted daughter of Miss Havisham for whom Pip develops an infatuation as a young child and comes to love beyond reason. The first instance when Estella causes Pip great heartache is during his first visit to Satis House, the mansion where Miss Havisham lives with Estella. Pip is an orphan child raised by his abusive sister and a kind, gentle brother-in-law Joe who is a blacksmith by profession. When Pip goes to play with Estella upon the order of Miss Havisham, his…

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    soon as possible. Pip’s obsession with social classes causes him to become embarrassed by Magwitch, despite all he has done for him. Pip is ashamed to learn that the convict, representing the lower class, is the one supplying his wealth, not Miss Havisham. Pip is disgusted by Magwitch’s lack of classiness, poor language, and criminal background. Pip does not want to be seen with Magwitch because he does not fit into Pip’s new identity, despite the fact that he is the reason for Pip’s current…

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    Miss Havisham was formerly known to be a beautiful and joyful woman in her youth, but once Compeyson cancelled the wedding, the house and herself ended up being repulsive and old. This also relates to the title of the novel because her expectations for a prosperous…

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    meets the rich and secluded Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham introduces Pip to her young adoptive daughter, named Estella. She raises Estella to not love, for she is intent on saving Estella from heartbreak. While she does this, she also trains her to break the hearts of others, much as her heart was broken by a man in her youth. She eventually learns to regret her teachings, showing Miss Havisham as being a dynamic character. When the reader first meets Miss Havisham, she has the agenda of…

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    Dickens analyzes how people could fall in love at first sight, and generally go with the one who 's not right for them. Early in the morning, Pip and Pumblechook are heading to Miss Havisham 's house known as the Satis House. It was an old brick house, dismal, and had iron bars. Once at the Satis House, Pip meets Estella at…

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    Great Disappointments Has one of your parents ever told you that someone is a bad influence? In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens there are many characters that have an influence on others. The main character Pip supports Dickens theory that acquaintances affect how you act by misbehaving more and respecting less when he interacts with a bad influence he also shows this by becoming a gentleman when meeting good people in his life. Throughout Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Pip…

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    For instance, Miss Havisham, who is very wealthy seems to not care about Pip’s well being or his feelings while she uses him as a pawn to teach Estella to “break his heart”. (Dickens 42) This evidence is important, because all that is known about Miss Havisham coming into Satis House is she is part of an affluent family, and after Pip witnesses how Miss Havisham treats him and uses Estella for her own vendetta, using her status to attract men like flies…

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    Miss Havisham

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    lives with his sister, Mrs. Joe, and brother-in-law, Joe. The only source of income for their family is Joe who works as a blacksmith. One day, Pip is taken to Satis House, which is owned by a wealthy heiress named Miss Havisham, and meets Estella, the adopted daughter of Miss Havisham, who taunts him based on his social status. Later on, Pip is given a large sum of money by an unknown benefactor and goes to London to get a proper education. Dickens uses Pip as an example to show the flexible…

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    coaster of emotions for Pip and Estella. Pip and Estella have abusive guardians which spawns an effect on them in several ways. It not only affects the relationships with the guardians, but disrupts their relationship with others, and induces emotional and behavioral flaws due to their trauma. This trauma leads Pip to unconditionally seek love and attention and for Estella to become a cold heartbreaker. The actions that cause the reader to dislike Pip and Estella are not their fault, rather…

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