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    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 Miss Havisham appearance is very ghostly and skeleton like but in another way very elegant with the rich materials and fine fabrics she wears but she also has certain scruffiness to her with the messy bridal flowers in her hair and one shoe on a one shoe off kind of thing. The old woman looked pretty much skin and bone and that’s why in the extract pip describes her as a ‘skeleton in the ashes of a rich dress’. At first in the extract pip describes her in a very elegant and wealthy

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    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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    Estella Havisham was raised as a lady‚ but she is still treated as a possession by the men in her life and by her own adopted mother. Though Pip’s intentions are largely innocent‚ he has always seen her as the ideal‚ an unattainable object that is the epitome of refined social status‚ the claiming of which would reflect his own upward social mobility. It can be inferred that this is the reason his affection for her does not wane‚ even though she is undeniably cruel to him. Miss Havisham’s treatment

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    Dickens Directed Study August 21‚ 2001 Miss Havisham A Victim or a Villain? Was Miss Havisham a victim or a villain? This extremely eccentric character is absolutely essential to the plot of Great Expectations‚ for with malice intended‚ she greatly alters the paths of Pip’s and Estella’s lives‚ and with obsessive behavior destroys her own life. Miss Havisham was heir to a fortune that had been gained by successful industry rather than noble birth. Miss Havisham’s suitor‚ Compeyson‚ was‚ by social

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    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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    Expectations (Prompt 2) Miss Havisham is a wealthy‚ but odd old lady who lives secluded with her daughter Estella Havisham. Miss Havisham was left at the altar by her fiance and lives her life dwelling in the past‚ hung up on losing the love of her life. She wears her wedding dress (that is now yellowing from age) and has every clock in her estate stopped at the exact minute that she found out that the man she loved‚ left her. The reader will quickly notice that Miss Havisham is a bit of a “fruit

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    Havisham

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    Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ’Havisham’ is a dramatic monologue written from the eyes of the infamous character Miss Havisham who is extracted from Dickens’s ’Great Expectations’. Miss Havisham is a very disturbing character for a number of different reasons conceived by the pain and hurt she has endured through out her life after being jilted at the altar many years before the poem is set. Through out Havisham we learn that there is more underlying problems to Havisham than what was once acknowledged

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    Miss Havisham Influence

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    meeting with Miss Havisham‚ nearly everyone in Pip’s life stand to gain in some way or another from the unused wealth that accompanies‚ so it’s only natural for pip to feel persuaded to become a sycophant. Even members of Pip’s family‚ who do not have much to gain from Miss

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    Miss Havisham Analysis

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    relationships‚ the most important ones though are Pips relationship with Joe and Miss Havisham’s relationship with Compeyson. Great Expectations shows that relationships will be destroyed when people care more about money than people. When Pip first begins to gain money and raise into a higher social class he begins to feel like he is better than Joe and ashamed of Joe. Near the beginning of the book after meeting with Miss Havisham and Joe Pip says this "It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of

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