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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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Biddy vs Estella

Biddy vs. Estella The main character of this novel is very obviously Pip. He is both the narrator and protagonist of the novel. When delving into the characteristics of Pip, it is easy to see that for every action Pip does, he is thinking of how someone else will view it, whether that someone be Estella, Miss Havisham, Biddy, Joe or any other character in this novel. It is easy to say that Pip’s main goals in life were most affected and determined by Estella’s relationship with Pip and also Biddy’s...

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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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A Good 19th Century Human Shows Compassion and Kindness.

one afternoon, and told me…of his having fallen in with [a merchant]” (Dickens 323). “I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible. Once for all; I knew to my sorrow, often and often, if not always, that I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be” (Dickens 253). Estella was extremely mean to me when I was a child, but I still showed her kindness and compassion,...

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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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Great Expectations Essay

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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Finding Happiness in Great Expectations

Significantly Pip's life as a gentleman is no more satisfying--and certainly no more moral--than his previous life as a blacksmith's apprentice. Pip's desires for educational improvement have deep connections to his social ambition and longing to marry Estella: a full education is a requirement of being a gentleman so he thinks. As long as he is an ignorant country boy, he has no hope of social advancement. Pip understands this fact as a child, when he learns to read at Mr. Wopsle's aunt's school...

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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, Great Expectations

Development of Miss Havisham In the novel, Great Expectations, many characters heavily influenced the plot. The author, Charles Dickens, cleverly used indirect characterization to help the reader infer how a character was going to be. By far, the most unusual character in the character in the story was Miss Havisham. She was also the most memorable character. It was her part in the story that led Pip into making most of the decisions that he did. Miss Havisham was indeed one of the most important...

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