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    In the ‘Great Expectations’, the author Charles Dickens uses a character to describe love. “What real love is. It is the blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter - as I did!”(Page 188). This is Miss Havisham’s definition of love. Pip, an antagonist and one of the important characters, if not the main character has gone to visit Miss Havisham, the mother of Estella who Pip has fallen for. Miss Havisham tells Pip to love Estella and defines the type of love Pip should have for Estella. In this quote Charles Dickens has used various literary devices such as Parallel Structure. We see that he describes what…

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    his social status. The book Great Expectations by Charles Dickens is about a young boy named Pip and his life journey. Pip is an orphan who 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…

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    purpose of this paper is to explain the symbolism of fire as used in Dickens’s novel. To achieve this, the paper will discuss the fire incident at Miss Havisham’s home, explain the purpose of this 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…

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    Teratology: The Study of Monsters All humans have some minor trace of monstrosity in them so that means that every monster that has ever existed has been a human being. Contemplating monsters and monster like behavior is not a precise science. When the idea of studying monsters is explored, often times the teratology effort is seen in a negative realm. Not all monsters are evil. Some monsters are forged out of necessity or survival. All monsters have a trace of humanity that dwells within…

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    felt. Great Expectations is a book that revolves around the hopes, struggles and, disappointments of others. A surplus of the characters 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…

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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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    Pip is a young boy, he 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…

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    Miss Havisham Analysis

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    Expectations was written during the Victorian era, by Charles Dickens. Dickens develops dynamic resemblances and contrasts between his characters, Miss Havisham and Joe Gargery. Joe is a blacksmith, who lives a simple and comfortable life, while Miss Havisham is wealthy, but lives a dark and desolate life. Despite their contradicting lives, they share similar characteristics. The similarities and differences between Miss Havisham and Joe are pronounced in Great Expectations and offer a glimpse…

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    What Is Miss Havisham

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    up on her ex-fiance, Compeyson, jilting on their wedding day. Obviously, she did not move beyond her heartbreak. This woman’s name is Miss Havisham. In the novel “Great Expectations” written by Charles Dickens, we discover this unusual character. Although Miss Havisham is unusual, she did impact the novel and teach an important theme. A theme is the moral of the…

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    Miss Havisham Quotes

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    Miss Havisham can be symbolized as one of the main antagonists of the novel. She had never lived life to its fullest, after she was left at the altar. After her wedding incident, she stopped bathing; stopped all the clocks in her home; never left the house, as shown by quote number one; and never took off her bridal dress. The image of Miss Havisham’s bridal cake shows that she held on to everything from the past, no matter how disgusting it made her life; consequently, making herself miserable.…

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