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Estella Havisham

Estella Havisham JM 02/06/06 Final Draft Estella is an obsequious yet proud individual whose harsh upbringing hinders her ability to lead a happy and productive life. She is a bossy, showy, flippant heart breaker who uses her power – her beauty – to wreck havoc in men’s lives. She gets a blatant reality check when she marries Bentley Drummle, who abuses her to the point of desperation and separation. She ultimately learns that the man she thought would provide for...

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Great expectations

throughout the novel struggles for people to understand him but is always confident in himself. Magwitch dies and Pip learns the Magwitch was his benefactor and that Estella is his daughter. This changes everything for Pips idealistic view of the upper class, Magwitch was his benefactor up worked hard for his earnings and Estella the love of his life is the daughter of a convict. Magwitch makes this speech to Pip when he dramatically reveals himself as Pips secret benefactor and the...

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Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham and Estella in Great Expectations

Compare and contrast the presentation of Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham and Estella in the opening chapter of Great Expectation Compare and contrast the presentation of Pip, Magwitch, Miss Havisham and Estella in the opening chapters of ‘Great Expectations’. Explain which characters you feel sympathy for and why? ‘Great Expectations’ written by Charles Dickens is a classic Victorian novel and is often regarded as the author’s finest achievement. However it was originally written as...

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at anything and everything just to drive Pip nuts. Drummle uses his money to marry Estella, he flaunts his money as much as possible, he actively mocks Pip for his relative commonness and he also bullies him in public to make him look bad. Drummle hits Pip the hardest when pursuing after Estella not because he loves her but in spite of Pip and she would just be good to marry. He is getting old which makes Estella the best he will get. She is beautiful and rich which makes it all of the more reason...

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Great Expectations

makes him see there is really no difference in classes. As Pip comes of age, his benefactor was kept a secret until Magwitch says, “Yes, Pip, dear boy, I’ve made a gentleman on you” (319). Pip’s response is, “O no, no, no … Never, never! … O Estella, Estella!” (321). The tone in Pip’s voice when he reacts is very powerful because of repetition. He is not able to keep in the frustration within him, which makes Pip express his inner feelings many times. The tone shows that Pip doesn’t want Magwitch...

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Miss Havisham

Miss Havisham is first introduced to the reader when Mr Pumblechook (Pips Uncle) announces that Miss Havisham Requests Pips presence to play at her house. Miss Havisham fits into the main plot because she trains Estella to “ break their hearts.” When Pip sees Estella for the fist time, he instantly falls in love with her. Miss Havisham sees this and she encourages Pip to do so. Miss Havisham was also, in Pips eyes, the cause of his ‘Great expectations’ Miss Havisham may also have been...

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Miss Havisham

Pip first meets Miss Havisham when he is summoned to play with her adopted daughter Estella. Satis house is set in a very upper class area but is very run down, the windows and doors are barred and locked, to keep people in as well as out. There is a dark and brooding image of the house. The reader’s first introduction to Miss Havisham occurs when Pip enters her room which is gloomy and lit only by candlelight. She is dressed in posh clothes like silks and lace, all in white which has now yellowed...

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Writing the Modern City  February 28, 2014  Pip and Estella: a Comparison   Though superficially Pip and Estella appear to be complete opposites, in reality they are  not. Viewed by their benefactors as objects, tools developed by Magwitch and Miss Havisham to  be used in exacting their revenge upon society, they are understood better as two sides of the  same coin. ​ Both Miss Havisham and Magwitch equate their charges with possessions​ ­ Estella is  associated with Miss Havisham’s jewels and Pip is associated with land and stocks...

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compare miss Havisham and Lady Macbeth

Compare the presentation of Lady Macbeth and Miss Havisham. Explore how Shakespeare and Dickens present them as disturbed women. Disturbed is a definition of someone who has emotional or mental problems; both Lady Macbeth and Miss Havisham are presented as disturbed characters in one way or another. These two leading women both have characteristics that were not stereotypical of woman at the time periods that the play and the novel were set in; making them immediately appear strange to the audience...

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Comparison of Miss Havisham and Lady Macbeth

surroundings are not only physical, but also psychological; found in their relationships and trauma from past events. Although both women are presented in different forms Lady Macbeth is also strongly influenced by her physical surroundings. Like Miss Havisham, her home is metaphorical of her characteristics. She lives in a great castle from which we never see her leave. Like the castle she first comes across as strong, powerful and intimidating with strong walls, yet we later see these crumble and leave...

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