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    who has great expectations. Pip wants to go to from a common man to a gentleman in order to seduce his love, Estella, into…

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    visualizes the narrator as first person. It was a shallow day where Pip goes to Satis house with Pumblechook and visits this lady dressed in white, which is Miss Havisham and as he enters the house he visualizes unusual things. He starts discussing with Miss Havisham and she tells him to call Estella where Pip meets this beautiful girl named Estella and starts playing games. When he leaves he gets deeply thoughts of “that I was a common labouring-boy; that my hands were coarse;…

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    incident in the novel, and discuss its symbolic purpose. In fact, Miss Havisham was the one on fire not her home as she was “shrieking, with a whirl of fire blazing all about her….” (Chapter 49). The fire incident at Miss Havisham’s home is clearly described in the novel. Miss Havisham wedding dress caught fire in her room, and since Pip was around, he managed to respond just in time. He dashed to the room to save Miss Havisham. Pip used an ancient wedding tablecloth to smother the flames. When…

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    the concept of rejection. Many characters face disapproval and discontent due to their differences in social standing, as well as many other factors of life. In Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, Pip, Orlick, and Miss Havisham experience the repudiation of others such as Estella, Biddy, and Compeyson which influences the actions and motives they make. As a child, Pip was left alone through the death of his…

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    example Ms. Havisham, after she got left at the alter her life was hell. She never seemed to be happy or enjoy anything about her life. Before Ms. Havisham died she realized all of the errors she had made in her life. But what if Ms. Havisham does not die? How would her life and the people around her lives changed? In the novel Ms. Havisham teaches Estella to treat men as if they were pheasants. Estella always treats Pip with cruel words and action, but if Ms. Havisham would have brought…

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    In Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations, Estella is a complex character. She clearly appears to constantly create internal conflict for Pip; however, Estella creates internal conflict for herself even though it is less obvious. Estella has been greatly influenced by Miss Havisham, despite the fact she is not her biological mother. Miss Havisham uses her own corrupt experiences to plant her ideologies into Estella’s head, hoping she can be the key to her revenge on men. Miss Havisham’s life…

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    at the end of the book. One of those mentors, Miss Havisham, was stood up at her wedding by a man who just wanted her wealth. She developed a sort of grudge against men and wanted revenge. She utilized her power over her adopted daughter, Estella and influenced her to get back at men, and taught her to break boy’s hearts. When Estella was brought to Miss Havisham’s house, Miss Havisham just…

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    Miss Havisham and Estella. Despite the supposed familial qualities of these relationships, the insinuation of the characters’ actions in volumes one and two demonstrate the selfish nature of human intent. However, in the final volume, Dickens illustrates the ability to redeem one’s nature through admittance in the final volume, as the characters began to reflect on their actions. The relationship between Miss Havisham and Estella and the reason behind Miss Havisham’s adoption of Estella…

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    Great Expectations was written by author Charles Dickens. It covers the life of a boy named Pip. Pip falls in love with a girl named Estella whose adopted mother is Miss. Havisham. Miss. Havisham had shaped and formed Estella to shy away from love and to take it upon herself to keep the revenge going. Pip has noticed that the reason that Estella may not want him would be because he’s not a true gentlemen. He later finds out that he gets an anonymous benefactor that gives him money. Pip takes the…

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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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