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Estella As An Extension Of Miss Havisham
In the novel Great Expectations, the theme of relentless love is constantly recurring. Pip's single–
minded affection for Estella initially grasps him when he lays his eyes upon her at Miss. Havisham's
Satis House. Although Estella is captivating in Pip's eyes, she has an underlying temperament of
being ignorant and vulgar that remains constant throughout the novel. "'Anything else" ' I think she
is very pretty' 'Anything else' 'I think she is very insulting''' (Dickens 62). Although Pip finds Estella
alluring, and one day hopes to marry her, he is frequently baffled by her attitude. Estella's mental
state can be viewed as an extension of Miss Havisham, as she was brought up in Satis House. Pip
must, additionally, cope with Estella's ridiculing
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How Does Mrs. Havisham Treat Estella
Great Expectations Essay Parents are so often the soul foundation of a child's character. For some,
that isn't a good thing. Mrs.Havisham mistreated Estella and it shaped and changed her into into a
rude character . She always put her hopes and ambitions into Estella, even when it wasn't the best
option and only beneficial to herself. Mrs.Havisham created something heartless and cut throat in a
way. After all the bad had happened, she came to her senses and regretted the things she had done.
Mrs.Havisham's treatment towards Estella could have changed the whole story. Mrs.Havisham
always pushed her wants and ideals into Estella. She had manipulated and trained Estella to treat
men the way she thought they should be treated. Her lost love
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Pip Quotes In Great Expectations
Despite any controversy over Dickens' style, most agree that Great Expectations is his best book.
The story, while set in the early part of the 1800s, was written in 1860 during the Victorian era that
began with the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 and lasted until her death in 1901. Virtues
emphasized at that time included integrity, respectability, a sense of public duty, and maintaining a
close–knit family. Phillip "Pirip" is nicknamed Pip, a word commonly used to describe the seed of
an apple. From early childhood well into adulthood, Pip's budding maturity is the focus of the novel.
In keeping with the Bildungsroman genre, Pip is at first an innocent young child whose place in this
world hasn't been defined. He is an orphan whose only sister finds him a bother and a burden; she
resents him to the point of cruelty. In true Bildungsroman fashion, the hero must become unsatisfied
with his life and his place in society. The visits to Miss Havisham are the motivation for this
discontent. Estella's disgust for everything "common" introduces Pip to shame and embarrassment
over his family and his appearance. He becomes obsessed with uncommon–ness and the want to
overcome his position in order to impress Estella. The inheritance he ... Show more content on
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Betrayed by her lover on her wedding day, she literally freezes time in Satis House. All the clocks
have been stopped at twenty minutes to nine, the exact time at which her fiancé had abandoned her.
She wears her wedding dress the rest of her life, till it yellowed with age and droops on her body.
She remains in one shoe, since she had not yet put the other one on. And the cake is left on the table
to rot. She is vivid, dressed in satins and lace and adorned with jewels. She confesses not to have
seen the daylight in years and has no account of the days or the months or even the years that she
has spent in
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Theme Of Symbolism In Great Expectations
Charles Dickens's Great Expectations contains a lot of symbolism throughout the book, there are
symbols of isolation, manipulation, and people wanting to be something they are not. The names of
the characters in the story Great Expectations symbolize who they are and how they act. These are
all seen in the book through the characters of Estella, Abel Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Pip, and
Biddy. Estella, French for star, implies radiance and exquisiteness like a star, likewise, Dickens's
character, Estella, in Great Expectations is inaccessible and cold like a star, too. Also, like a star,
men love to gaze upon her, but cannot touch her because she has been trained by her adoptive
mother, Miss Havisham, to have no feeling and no empathy for others. She has been taught to be
cold and calculating and to break the heart of any man who makes the mistake of falling in love with
her. Additionally, Estella symbolizes isolation and manipulation; she has been locked away for years
in the impenetrable prison of Miss Havisham's making, far away from the carefree and caring life a
young girl deserves. She teases and manipulates boys and later, men into loving her only become ice
cold and break their hearts. Estella tells Pip, "that I have no softness there, no–sympathy–sentiment–
nonsense."(Chapter 29) Estella manipulates Pip as a young boy and plays with his feelings as she
leads him on to make him believe that he has a chance of loving her and being loved in return when
she allows
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Magwitch Character Analysis
rightfully afraid of any man bearing the appearance of Magwitch and one who threatens to eat you.
Pip's character, for the most part at the beginning of the novel, is replete with fear and cowardice. At
the same time, one might say that these characteristics are the result of his exposure to certain
overbearing and threatening persons. Of course this is seen with Magwitch but more so in the
presence of Pip's sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. She boasts that she has "brought me [Pip] up 'by hand' "
(Dickens 6). Her character is so sour during the first few chapters of the book and her display of
brutality toward Pip and Joe is such that gives us reason not to pity Mrs. Joe but to pity Joe and Pip.
She is described as "not a good looking woman" and having a habit of going "on the Ram–page"
(Dickens 6–7). Furthermore, Pip describes her doing things in a very violent way; e.g. "a trenchant
way of cutting our bread and butter", "her housekeeping of the strictest kind", among many other
violent and abusive examples (Dickens 8). Therefore one might say that Pip's character is justified.
However, there is a ray of hope of some kind of bravery in Pip. Pip promised Magwitch he would
get him food and a file; Pip does fulfill his promise, despite the threats of Mrs. Joe, and therefore
shows some good "heroic" qualities of honesty and bravery in the midst of threats. Although
coercion and the threat of death spur such actions, these characteristics are there in Pip. Pip is more
or less a puny,
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Analysis Of Great Expectations
Great Expectations
1. The title of the book is Great Expectations.
2. The author of Great Expectations is Charles Dickens.
3. The genre of Great Expectations is realistic fiction.
4. Great Expectations takes place in nineteenth century England and follows the life of Pip from his
childhood years in the early 1800s.
5. The protagonist and narrator in Great Expectations is Pip who begins as a child in the beginning
of the novel but the reader sees him grow up into adulthood. Starting as a child, Pip develops desires
to become better and attain higher social status. These strong desires cause Pip to become very
narrow–minded and Pip values the material things over a person's character. Pip then begins to
badly treat his family and friends because he is ashamed of them. Despite this, Pip is still a very
sympathetic person and ultimately just wants to help those around him as seen when he gives food
and a file to a prisoner in the beginning of the novel.
Estella is a girl who was raised by Miss. Havisham and Pip fell in love with her at a very young. As
children, Estella continually picked on Pip because of his social class and appearance. Despite
Estella's cruelty, Pip still longs for her and wants to better himself so he can marry her. Estella tries
to convince Pip that she is not the one for him but that does not stop Pip from trying to pursue her. It
later comes out that Estella was on a lower social spectrum than Pip before she was taken in by
Miss. Havisham making it very
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Estella Miss Havisham Quotes
Estella may be beautiful, but she's as chilly as Frozone, freezing the hearts of everyone around her–
including her adopted mom, Miss Havisham. She's "proud and refined" as an adult, and "beautiful
and self–possessed" as a child", and for some reason Pip falls desperately in love with her, even
though she's really, really rude.
But we can't hate Estella, either. Can you imagine living in Satis House with a mother who wears
her wedding dress everyday and who only cares that you grow up to break boys' hearts? Can you
imagine having to deal with relatives who only want your mother's money? Can you imagine
sleeping in that run–down house every night, hearing Miss Havisham's low moaning and mouse–
like shuffling all over the floor boards?
She knows
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Great Expectations
Great Expectations – A Cinderella Story
In the profound novel, Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, the main character "Pip" is
put through many tests that examine the type of man Pip strives to be and the type of man Pip really
is. Pip's relationships with two central characters, Tom and Magwitch, are examined closely in this
essay, and through these relationships, Pip's character is visible. Great Expectations is, in a sense, a
Cinderella story in which Pip's fairy godmother turns out to be a convict running from the law. This
"amulet" gives Pip a gift that changes Pip and his life. In the beginning of the novel, Pip is a young
boy that lives in an inhospitable home with his older sister and her husband. ... Show more content
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Over the course of many visits with these two ladies, his idea of the standard of living feels
inadequate to
Pip, and he longs to become a "gentleman". A new insight of Pip is shown to the reader due to a
glimpse the reader is given into Pip's new perception of Joe's and his "thick boots and course hands"
which is revealed through Pip's internal dialogue:
I took the opportunity of being alone in the court–yard, to look at my coarse hands and my common
boots. My opinion of those accessories was not favorable. They had never troubled me before, but
they troubled me now, as vulgar appendages… I whished Joe had been rather more genteelly
brought up, and then I should have been so too.
Through all of Tom's devotion to Pip, Pip time and time again shows his ungratefulness towards
Tom through his many actions. Tom's relationship is important in Pip's life because Tom was Pip's
strength, although Pip never sees this.
Magwitch, a convict that becomes Pip's benefactor, is the second vital person in Pip's life. Magwitch
devotes his life to support Pip, and becomes Pip's benefactor in the novel. When Pip learns of
Magwitch's benevolence, he cannot forgive Magwitch for the life Magwitch has led and the
mistakes he has made. Pip cannot let go of this, and through
Magwitch's many attempts to get close to Pip, Pip never yields to him.
A point given by critic Christopher Morris is Pip's visit to
Magwitch's death bed when Pip
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How Is Miss Havisham Presented In Great Expectations
Dickens depicts an eccentric and rather malevolence women who has been jilted on her wedding
day. therefore, she has stopped all clocks and sits in her yellowing wedding dress. Furthermore,
leaving her in an agony. Consequently, that agony and misery turned into hatred towards men. When
Miss Havisham employs Pip to play with Estella, Pip sees an " old brick and dismal " house which
reflective the owner. Furthermore, this shows the reader that Dickens tried to give a hint on how
Miss Havisham appearance might be or could be, Alternatively he wanted to show that Miss
Havisham has stopped caring on her appearance as she has stopped time and rots within the house
and the house within her.
When Dickens writes " iron bars" it makes me imagine of a cell with many great and rustily iron
bars. Therefore this shows the reader that Miss Havisham has retreated from the world and rots in
her peculiar world. Furthermore, It could also mean that Miss Havisham locks herself in the satis
house to avert contact with men. Alternatively, Dickens might want to show that Miss Havisham has
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I think just as much as she wanted Pip to fall in love with Estella, she wanted Estella to fall in love
with Pip. Dickens talks about Estella's mood swings when it came to her treatment of Pip (chapter
12) and how Miss Havisham seemed to enjoy them; it leads me to believe that Estella was having
strong feelings for Pip but being trained that they were to be fought, crushed, and ignored, which
must have lead to some pain, inner conflict and confusion for the young girl. Miss Havisham, I
think, wanted Estella to learn this feeling of passion young, and wanted her to learn how to reject
them young. It would also explain why she always loved Pip, even though she denied it. It was the
only love she really ever experienced, but was never allowed to
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Essay about Analysis of Chapters 1 through 8 of Great...
Analysis of Chapters 1 through 8 of Great Expectations
Plot and Setting– The plot starts out with a little boy name Phillip Pirrip. It is a first person narrative
about a boy back in the nineteenth century. The first eight chapters deal mostly with Pip's childhood
years. It also deals with who Pip is, and his family. In the beginning of the story Pip introduces
himself, and introduces his dead parents. He is in the graveyard, and then a scary looking man
comes up. The man threatens him. The plot of the story I think is good because it deals a lot with the
struggles in a child. He has no one to turn to. The author really helped us relate to the story.
Pip gets in trouble at Christmas time. He gets hit with "The Tickler" ... Show more content on
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Miss Havisham secretly wants Estella to break Pip's heart. She is a very obscure lady. Biddy is a
character that cares very much for Pip. She understands Pip more than Pip does. Pip doesn't like
Biddy, because she is to common. She is the better girl though.
Personal Response– So far I really enjoy the book. Charles Dickens really pulls me into the book.
He uses great figurative language that makes you feel sorry for a character. The people in this book
seem so innocent and harmless. Well, except the guy that threatened Pip. They all also seem to live
hard lives. They don't have all the benefits that we have today. They have to scrounge around for
stuff we never would have to scrounge around for. What is really neat about it, is that they get an
enjoyment out of life. They are not well off either. I can't wait to read on further into Charles
Dickens novel.
Vocabulary– So far in this novel there is no vocabulary that really comes to mind. I though I would
use this section to talk about figurative language. Charles Dickens uses a lot of figurative language.
He says that when Pip goes up into his room, he is in the dark. Literally that means he does not have
a candle, so therefore he is in the dark. Figuratively we can interpret it in many ways. One way is to
say that Pip isn't a very smart kid. He is and ignorant person. When someone says that someone is in
the dark, they usually mean that they are naïve. Later on in the story, Pip
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Oprah Winfrey and Pip from Great Expectation Stive for...
Oprah Winfrey is arguably the most recognized person in the entire world. According to Forbes
Magazine in 2009, Winfrey was worth around 2.9 billion dollars (citation). Oprah has her own
television network and magazine line. However, Oprah didn't start out with all this money and fame.
Oprah Winfrey was born in a poverty ridden town in Mississippi. As a child, she used potato sacks
as clothing and she lived in a very bad household filled with abusiveness and hate. She realized she
was better then that and decided to go live with her father. From there on out she bettered her
education and became an honor student. This shaped her into the media mogul she is today. Oprah
Winfrey had the need for self–improvement. Pip, the main character in the novel Great
Expectations, had that same need for self–improvement. The need for self–improvement is the most
prevalent theme in Great Expectations. Pip's need for self–improvement is depicted in his battles
with three main conflicts: man versus society, man versus man, and man versus self. Throughout
Great Expectations it is evident that Pip was the antagonist in his own life. The first time the
audience sees Pip battle with himself is his first encounter with Estella. The moment he sees her, he
realizes he has to win her heart. However, he soon finds out that winning over her heart will be a
difficult challenge that he will have to workout himself. Estella's guardian, Miss Havisham,
introduces the two and instantly Estella rejected
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Pip And Magwitch And Money In Great Expectations By...
Throughout Great Expectations, money is a huge force that determines the layout of people's lives.
Although necessary to survive, Charles Dickens shows how too much wealth can be detrimental for
a relationship. This is clearly seen in the relationship between Pip and Magwitch and also evident in
Estella and Miss. Havisham's relationship. The gaining of wealth for Magwitch is not good for Pip
later on. Magwitch gains a fortune working in Australia and sends it back to Pip in the hopes of
"making [him] a gentleman" (Dickens 321). He feels ownership over him from that point onwards.
In that way, he is rebelling against society with Pip as his pawn. He also expects an unconditional
loyalty from Pip due to the fact that Magwitch is the reason for him progressing in society. For Pip,
the sudden accumulation of wealth is harmful to his character. He loses sight of who he is and
disregards people who have loved him all because of his new status increase. Pip is no happier with
the money and mentions numerous times within Great Expectations how he feels if he had been left
"at the forge" he would have been "far from contented, yet, by comparison, happy (Dickens 321).
Money was something that he had always wished for but was not the key to happiness, as he had
once thought. Magwitch's wealth causes him to disdain Joe, his original father figure. Pip even looks
toward Magwitch in the same light of disgust because of his past actions. The only reason Pip does
not turn Magwitch in
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Analysis Of The Book ' Great Expectations '
Letter Essay, Great Expectations By Leona Markose One of the books I have recently read is Great
Expectations by Charles Dickens. It introduces the reader a rather unique approach into the subject
of social class. Throughout the book, Pip, the main character is faced with many challenges that
shape him into who he is. We first meet Pip on Christmas eve around the 1800s. While out in the
church graveyard to pray across the graves of his late family, Pip meets an escaped convict. His eyes
wide in fear, he listens as the convict demands that he steal food and a file for him. Pip, extremely
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He regularly visits the Satis House until Miss.Havisham informs him that he is of age to learn a
trade. At the final meeting, Miss.Havisham gives the money for Pip to be bound as an apprentice
blacksmith. So, Joe starts teaching Pip the ways of his trade. One fateful day while they are away at
work, Mrs. Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak and a little out of her mind. Biddy, a
bright and lively girl arrives to help with her care and becomes 'a blessing to the household '. (pg
110) During Pip 's apprenticeship to Joe, Mr. Jaggers, a lawyer, approaches him in the village. He
gives surprising news that Pip has expectations from a benefactor. Apparently this benefactor has
arranged money to be left for Pip to learn the true ways of a gentleman. The benefactor 's name is to
remain anonymous until that person is ready to speak up. It has been arranged that Pip must leave
for London the following week. Before leaving, Pip assumes that the only possible person who
could be this benefactor is Miss Havisham.He visits her to say goodbye once and for all. Before
leaving he bids Biddy a farewell. In it he says, `If I could only get myself to fall in love with you,
you don 't mind my speaking so openly to such an old acquaintance? ' `Oh dear, not at all! ' said
Biddy. `Don 't mind me. ' `If I could only get myself to do it, that would be
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Great Expectations Analysis
Every character was written has a backstory that contributes to the plot. In Charles Dickens', Great
Expectations, every character from Pip to Molly has a secret that adds to the storyline. Great
Expectations sets in the early nineteenth century, therefore social class is everything. Passed down
from generation to generation, family businesses have kept the family from moving up in society.
For Pip, the protagonist, that's all he truly wants; Pip wants to become a gentleman and become
worthy of his love, Estella, despite being a poor orphan and an apprentice of a blacksmith. Similar to
Dickens' rough childhood, Pip didn't want this family or their struggle to define him. However, even
the rich have their problems. For example, Miss Havisham lets her past affects how she lives on a
day–to–day basis. One unfortunate event has led her to live her life in sorrow and depression and it
affects everyone around her, especially her adopted daughter, Estella. Even, the convict, Abel
Magwitch, lets his past encounters command his future actions. Under the consequences, Charles
Dickens', characters from Great Expectations, like Pip, Miss Havisham, Estella, and Magwitch, have
all let their past affect their future, as a result, the plot.
It all started with Dickens himself, he had a rough childhood that was somewhat similar to the main
character, Pip. Both were raised in England and put to work at a very young age. However, Dickens
had parents, but his father was in prison and his
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Miss Havisham Mental Illness
Dickens depicts an eccentric and rather malevolence women who has been jilted on her wedding
day. therefore, she has stopped all clocks and sits in her yellowing wedding dress. Furthermore,
leaving her in an agony. Consequently, that agony and misery turned into hatred towards men. When
Miss Havisham employs Pip to play with Estella, Pip sees an " old brick and dismal " house which
reflective the owner. Furthermore, this shows the reader that Dickens tried to give a hint on how
Miss Havisham appearance might be or could be, Alternatively he wanted to show that Miss
Havisham has stopped caring on her appearance as she has stopped time and rots within the house
and the house within her.
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Furthermore, this means that Miss Havishams planned to manipulate Estella to make Pip Fall in love
with her and break his heart. Alternatively, Miss Havisham wants to taunt Estella on how to break
mens heart and chooses Pip as foundation to break his heart.
When Miss Havisham says " what do you think of her?" I think that Miss Havisham wants to know
what he feels about Estella so then she can taunt him that he will never be good enough to have
Estella as he is a common labouring boy. However, therefore, Miss Havisham is happiest when
Estella mocks and shame him which shows that she is being satisfied by how Estella is treating him.
Alternatively, she might be captivated by his scared and innocent and naive
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Great Expectations- Character Analysis Essay
Estella Havisham: Most readers are appalled at the cold–hearted and cruel ways of Estella, but any
criticism directed at her is largely undeserved. She was simply raised in a controlled environment
where she was, in essence, brainwashed by Miss Havisham. Nonetheless, her demeanor might lead
one to suspect that she was a girl with a heart of ice. Estella is scornful from the moment she is
introduced, when she remarks on Pip's coarse hands and thick boots. However, her beauty soon
captivates Pip and she is instilled as the focal point of his thoughts for much of the remainder of the
novel. The fact that Pip becomes infatuated with her is also not Estella's fault. By no means is there
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The entire story is told through the eyes of an adult Pip, even though Pip is a small child during
parts of it. In his early years, Pip was strongly influenced by his guardians, Joe Gargery and his
wife, Mrs. Joe. Joe instills a sense of honesty, industry, and friendliness in Pip, while Mrs. Joe does
a great deal to contribute to his desires and ambitions through her constant emphasis on pomp and
property. Pip is generally good–natured and thoughtful, and very imaginative. His false values,
which are bolstered by his love of Estella, decrease the amount of respect that he has for Joe. His
alienation from Joe and Joe's values builds through the second part of the novel, as Pip becomes
selfish, greedy, and foolish. During the period when his expectations are intact, his only morally
positive act was to secretly help Herbert Pocket into a good position. Upon discovering that
Magwitch is his benefactor, a new phase begins in Pip's moral evolution. At first, Pip no longer feels
the same human compassion for Magwitch that he did the first time he saw him out on the marshes.
Gradually, Pip changes his perception of Magwitch, unlearning what he has learned. Pip becomes
concerned with the man, and not the expectations that he could provide. When Jaggers presents the
thought that there may be a way for Pip to get his hands on Magwitch's property, the idea sounds
hollow and utterly empty to Pip. Pip learns about Estella's parentage through
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Theme Of Expectations In Great Expectations
9. In the novel, things are not often exactly as they seem. Discuss how the theme of expectations is
illustrated in Great Expectations. How are Pip's expectations different from and similar to those of
Estella, Joe Gargery, Magwitch, and Miss Havisham?
The theme of expectations is illustrated in Great Expectations through the characters, especially Pip.
Throughout the book, Pip's attitude depends on his expectations. In the beginning, all Pip wanted
"was to be apprenticed to Joe" (43), and he was happy with his life, and his social status, calling his
job at the forge a "superior position" (43). After he visits Satis House, he becomes uncomfortable
and embarrassed of his social class. Pip expects that a higher class person would be better than a
lower class person at everything, and wishes to be a gentleman. Pip starts to become ungrateful and
unhappy with his life. When Pip learns about his benefactor, he is ecstatic, he expects it to be Miss
Havisham showing that he is supposed to be with Estella. In the end, Pip learns that wealth isn't as
important as being around those you love. Pip's expectations are different to Estella's because Pip
expects Estella to have a heart no matter what she says because "there could be no such beauty
without it" (237). Although, Estella expects Pip to not love her because she didn't want to break his
heart, "'but you would not be warned'" (362). Pip's expectations are different from Joe's expectations
because Pip expects life to be perfect as a gentleman, and working at the forge an embarrassment,
while Joe expects Pip to enjoy his time at the forge, and not take an interest in money and wealth.
Their expectations are similar because they both expect to be friends even after the social class
difference, but it becomes awkward for both of them, although Joe is still always there for Pip. Pip's
expectations are different from Magwitch's because Pip expects Miss Havisham to be his benefactor,
while Magwitch expects to own a gentleman. Their expectations are similar because they both
expected that being a gentleman would make their lives easier. Pip's expectations are different from
Miss Havisham's because Pip expects that Miss Havisham is Pip's benefactor and wants Pip and
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Comparison of Values in Great Expectations and The Great...
The very essence of money creates an urge in human nature to obtain it and have an excess of it.
When people come into wealth and begin rising on the social ladder, they usually become corrupted,
and compromise their personal values. In the novels, Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby, the
protagonists, Pip and Jay Gatsby respectively, believe their wealth is used for the common good, but
in reality many values are being compromised. Pip and Gatsby both utilize their money in an
attempt to bring the women they love into their lives. Along the way toward achieving their goal,
they violate ethics, which, in turn, change them as people.
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His feelings for Daisy are so strong that he practices many illegal acts he learns via Meyer
Wolfsheim who even, "fixed the 1919 World Series" (author page #). Dan Cody and Wolfsheim
showed Gatsby how to make a fortune by way of illegal business, and it appears they lead him to
believe it was acceptable to carry out these deeds as long as a proper goal was being reached.
In both of the novels, Pip and Gatsby receive, or earn their great quantities of money and do not
realize at first the money is tainted. Pip's benefactor was none other than Abel Magwitch, a known
felon who he encountered at a church graveyard and who threatened Pip for food and a file. In
appreciation of Pip's deed in fetching the items for him, Magwitch nobly decides to endow Pip with
a large sum of money. The money was gained through evil deeds. Since Compeyson and Magwitch
acquired the money through fraud, and conning people out of their hard–earned money, it rendered
the money evil, or tainted. Even though Pip's relationship with Magwitch progresses and he virtually
becomes a father to Pip, the money remains blemished due to the way it was obtained.
In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby abandons the army a poor man, but has visions of making money,
climbing the social ladder, and getting Daisy back in his life. Gatsby thinks he is succeeding when
he meets Dan Cody and Wolfsheim, yet he is actually tarnishing his
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An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge Compare And Contrast
The short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is a short story about a man
named Peyton Farquhar is about to be hanged. The story takes place during the Civil War and
Farquhar is constantly thinking of his wife and children at home. He dreams that he is able to escape
and run to safety, where he finds his wife. When he goes to hug her, he suddenly feels a strong pain
around his neck. Farquhar is then hanging off the bridge with the noose still around his neck. He
imagined all of this before he was hanged. The story and the film of An Occurrence at Owl Creek
Bridge have many differences. An example of a difference would be the detail in the story opposed
to the film. In the story, you can use many descriptive words to
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Theme Of Great Expectations
At chapter forty eight Pip goes to dinner with Jagger and he meets molly who he believes is Estella's
mother, even though Estella is getting married and isn't getting married. But anyways after dinner he
kept questioning Mr.Wemmick about it and he told him about how molly was accused of murdering
her daughter and also accused of killing women because of her husband and pip believes that Estella
is the daughter that is supposedly killed. Pip then goes to see Miss Havisham, she feels bad for him
cause of what Estella had done to him. HE is nice to her and walks with her for a little bit and then
he sees her from her window and sees that her wedding dress has went up into flames so he went
and saved her and she lived and stayed with her for a little bit with the doctors then pip returned to
London. While trying to save Miss Havisham Pip got badly burned so Herbert has to help him with
it, but Pip finds out about how the convict he had helped Magwitch had been molly's husband who
means that he was also Estella's Dad. Pip visits Jagger to try and find out the truth about Estella and
Molly and what exactly is the truth and Wemmick is nice to Jagger so he tells him about Estella
being molly's daughter but that he didn't know about Magwitch ever being part of it. Pip then leaves
because he is trying to keep Herbert's partnership, and he is also told that they can move Magwitch
but Pip then gets this weird note threatening someone and stating for him to go home and meet this
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The girl he loved dropped him and broke his heart and he has to help deal with a criminal. I mean
yes he is a gentlemen like he wanted to be but he no longer speaks to Joe his sisters died it's just a
lot has happened to him and this is called Great Expectations I just thought his life would be happy
and everything would go good for
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Great Expectations
Great Expectations – Miss Havisham and Abel Magwitch are Living through Others
In the work Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, two characters live their lives through someone
else. Miss Havisham and Abel Magwitch are both elderly and though someone else are able to
obtain their goals that they are not able to complete themselves. Abel Magwitch lives his life
through the protagonist Pip while Miss Havisham lives her life through the character Estella. Miss
Havisham is an aged, mysterious lady who has much anger. This anger derives from her fiancée
leaving the day of the wedding. This is the moment when she
"stopped living" and decides to turn to a life of making other men miserable, just as her ex–
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Pip is unable to comprehend that Miss Havisham is desperate to destroy men's lives and Estella
cannot change the way she is. It is also apparent that Miss Havisham uses Estella to break men's
hearts when Miss Havisham asks Estella about how many hearts she has broken. Many times Estella
tries to explain to Pip that she is incapable of loving him. One time she says, "We have no choice,
you and I, but to obey our instructions. We are not free to follow our own devices, you and I." (266).
Estella comprehends that she is a puppet in what is considered a "greater plan." She is not free to do
what she pleases because she is under Miss Havisham's influence and her instructions to break
hearts and not to care about the feelings and pain she brings. Hence, Miss Havisham lived through
Estella in order to hurt as many men as possible.
In Great Expectations, the male character, by the name of Abel
Magwitch, also lives his life through someone else. The character he lives his life through is Pip.
When Pip first receives word that he has great expectations to be a gentleman, his guardian is
completely unknown until Pip is twenty–three and Abel Magwitch tells his protégé that he, the
convict Pip met at the marshes, is the man who gave Pip the opportunity to become a gentleman.
When Magwitch first tells Pip he is his benefactor he
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The Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Essay
In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Estella Havisham and Pip are a product of physical and
psychological abuse that shapes their opposing perspective in the novel. Pip understands the notion
of love through Mr. Joe and his relationships with the varying characters, while Estella remains cold
and incapable of loving anyone, including herself under the affluence of Miss Havisham. Estella
was considered "the great expectation" at the time because she represented the beauty and affluent
ideals of the Victorian Age. Pip on the other hand, an indigent boy who could scarcely sound out
words and was apprenticed to a blacksmith. These two distinct, yet similar worlds of Estella and Pip
will leave them longing for something more that evidently influences their perspectives of the events
in the novel, the notion for love. Estella marries into an abusive relationship at the conclusion of the
novel, while Pip experiences various losses of family and friends, forcing him to realize that human
compassion is greater than societal standing.
While under the affluence of her benefactor Miss Havisham, Estella became molded into this
"puppet", resulting from the compliant and haughty personality that Miss Havisham induced in her.
Miss Havisham used Estella as a product of vengeance to men, since she betrayed and left at the
altar by Compeyson. In the dialogue where Miss Havisham scolds Estella for having a cold heart,
Estella replies, "All that you have given me, is at your command to have
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Character Analysis Of Charles DickensGreat Expectations
Pip is the main character in Charles Dickens novel "Great Expectations'. The great Victorian
novelist is preoccupied by great expectations of transitioning from childhood to a gentleman. His
growth is eminent all through the novel as he develops from a young inexperienced boy into a
gentleman. His development is through three stages and the stages can be divided into the innocence
stage, the stage if sin and finally the redemption stage. Pip starts out as an innocent young boy and
later goes out to London in the quest of becoming a gentleman. He lives a bad life neglecting his
friends and family before his redemption stage where he tries to amend all the mistakes that he had
committed in his stage of sin. The novel revolves around Pip who is the main character. Other
supporting characters in the novel include his sister Mrs. Joe and Joe Gargery who was her husband.
Although Mrs. Joe was a bad lady, Joe holds on to the marriage for the sake of Pip. Miss Havisham
was a wealthy lady who lived in a mansion known as Satis House which was in the village where
Pip grew up. Estella was Miss Havisham's beautiful daughter who Pip had fallen head over heels in
love with from the start to the finish of the novel. Abel Magwitch who is referred to as the convict in
the novel is a fearsome criminal who Pip helped while he was a child and later the convict
sponsored Pip's education and pompous life in London. Additionally, Jaggers was a powerful lawyer
sent by the convict to watch over Pip.
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The Blind Side Vs. Great Expectations
Classic Novels: The Blind Side vs. Great Expectations
Classic novels are almost abundant in this day and age. One can find them almost anywhere, and the
meanings can impact life in a major way. Although many books hold the honor of being considered
a classic, some stories are on the outskirts, hoping to have the chance to join the ranks. Stories like
these hope to one day join this honorable list. The Blind Side by Michael Lewis is one of those
stories. The characters are relatable, the setting sets the tone of the story, the plot is driven hard
throughout the story, and the overall themes of the story are universal. The Blind Side truly is an all–
time classic. According to Merriam–Webster Dictionary, three main points categorize a classic. The
story must be considered the best of its kind. In other words, it has to be popular among its literary
genre for an extended period, such as Great Expectations or A Tale of Two Cities in the
autobiographical fiction genre. It has to be an example of excellence. That means it has to be shown
to make a change in the lives of people, such as Grapes of Wrath showing people they can overcome
any obstacle thrown in their way. The story can not only be famous for a year to be considered a
classic. It has to be remembered for years and years to come, such as Old Yeller or The Great
Gatsby. In the non–fiction book The Blind Side, a young man, Michael Oher, is living in the poor
suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee, in
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Miss Havisham Quotes
Pip experiences mental violence when he meets Estella and Miss Havisham for the first time. They
were both very mean to him. Miss Havisham was mean to him (and other men), because her heart
was broken once. Her fiancé left her on her wedding day, and she was so heartbroken that she was
determined to never move beyond that. Her broken heart made her grow cruel , and bend on revenge
on all men. Her revenge came in the form of her adoptive daughter Estella. She trained Estella to be
a heartbreaker, so that she could get satisfaction from that. This can be noted in one of the first
scenes of the book, when Miss Havisham talks to Estella. 'With this boy! Why, he is a common
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'But yes, yes, she would call it so!' (Great expectations,1992 ,p.261)Another thing that made her
realize the fact that she had done something bad was the way she saw Pip, she tells him this when
they're talking about Estella. "Until you spoke to her the other day, and until I saw in you a looking–
glass that showed me what I once felt myself, I did not know what I had done. What have I done!
What have I done!" (Great expectations,1992 ,p.338)When Pip left, he got a feeling that something
was wrong, so he went back to check on Miss Havisham. She was on fire when he entered the room,
shrieking in panic and in pain. Pip helped her stamp out the fire, and let her go when the surgeon
arrived. Miss Havisham started repeating four sentences "What have I done!" "When she first came,
I meant to save her from misery like mine." and then "Take a pencil and write under my name, 'I
forgive her!'". (Great expectations,1992 ,p.341).Miss Havisham doesn't die immediately after the
fire, but she does die eventually, so her life didn't have a happy ending even though Pip forgave her.
Pip finds out that she died, in a conversation he had with Joe: "Is she dead Joe?" "Why you see, old
chap,"said Joe, in a tone of remonstrance, and by way of getting at it by degrees," "I wouldn't go so
far as to say that, for that's a deal to say: but she ain't–" "Living, Joe?" "That's nigher where it is,"
said Joe; "She ain't living."(Great
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Miss Havisham In Charles Dickens Great Expectations
The expectations for Estella to be the embodiment of Miss Havisham's revenge were too harsh for
her to meet. Through her childhood, her methods of achieving her goals and her fall from grace,
Estella fails to meet the standard she was raised to meet. Estella had to deal with the formations of
her expectations in her childhood. If she wasn't climbing the ranks of society, she was dropping the
spirits of everyone around her. To start her story, you must understand who she came from and how
she was given these expectations. Her parents were common–in–laws and they ended up losing her
after her mother was charged for murder, and Estella was taken away. She was then adopted by Miss
Havisham, an older woman with crazed tendencies. As Miss Havisham once said, "'My dear!
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At first I meant no more....I stole her heart away and put ice in its place'"(Dickens 312–313). Miss
Havisham wanted someone to spend her time with, but as time went on that view changed. Soon
Estella went from being a young child who cared to a beautiful young woman with a stone and ice
shell around her heart. The baseline for her started to be laid as soon as she came to Miss Havisham.
As soon as she started to find her way, navigating these strange waters, Estella was introduced to
Pip, a boy Miss Havisham and Estella played with from time to time for years. The moment she
didn't want to do anything that Miss Havisham wanted her to do, she was reminded of how she
should be:"'With this boy! Why, he is a common labouring boy!' I thought I overheard Miss
Havisham answer– only it seemed so unlikely– 'Well? You can break his heart'"(Dickens 46). Icy
hearted Estella wouldn't care that Pip is a common boy. She'd just break his heart. This is the last
time you see Estella truly not being stone cold in her entire
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Great Expectations: Self-Sacrifice
In Great Expectations, the author uses self–sacrifice as a meaningful symbol. A few characters in the
book are continually sacrificing a part of themselves to others or sacrificing physical aspects to
others. Characters Magwitch, Pip, Miss Havisham, and Estella are examples of people who self–
sacrifice themselves throughout the book. Magwitch, a convict who is wanted by the law, desires to
financially aid Pip by converting him into a gentleman; Pip, an innocent boy who has yet to learn
about the ways of life, had to sacrifice his time with his family members Joe and Mrs. Joe to move
to London to become educated and wealthy; Miss Havisham has sacrificed and devoted her time to
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Miss Havisham and Estella are portrayed as cruel individuals who only desire to hurt others
mentally. This can be easily seen when Pip meets them for the first time. However, they have self–
sacrificed themselves in this book. It is unfortunate that Miss Havisham felt such great sorrow ever
since her fiancé left her on their wedding day. After that day, she remained bitter and indifferent
towards everyone and everything that happened around her. She self–sacrificed her life to
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Estella Havisham Thesis
Charles Dickens takes readers on a long voyage through love, hate, mysteries, tragedies, confusion,
and displeasure with his masterful novel, Great Expectations. The life of Philip Pirrip is broken
down through the book starting with his early ages until his adult life. From the first meeting with
his convict in the marshes to the reunion with his longtime lover, Pip continues to grow in education
and in relationships. While taking one–step at a time into his great expectations, he encounters a
young lady named Estella Havisham. Adopted by Miss. Havisham, Estella Havisham tends to reject
the action of love to anyone who offers it. Pip, on the other hand, fancies Estella and will never fail
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Once Pip wins, Estella gives him the ability to kiss her on the cheek. He does so, leaving him
affected for the rest of his life. Now in the process of becoming a gentleman, Pip claims that Estella
was the inspiration for everything he has done in the past and talks about his love for her. "The
unqualified truth is that, when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I
found her irresistible." (Dickens 214). When Pip heard Estella was back at the Satis House from a
trip to Paris, he went to see her and Miss. Havisham. In Miss. Havisham's room, he saw a woman
that he realized was Estella. He said that she was a very beautiful lady and developed very well. On
a walk through the garden, Pip tried to recall the moments they had together to Estella but
unfortunately she didn't remember. She then confessed to Pip, "That I have no heart–if that has
anything to do with my memory...I have no softness there, no sympathy–sentiment–nonsense."
(Dickens 219). That should have been an alarm for Pip to show that Estella was unable to be loved,
unable to love. Estella is telling Pip that she will never love him or anyone. Nonetheless, because he
found her desirable, he was blinded by his love for her. "I got through some jargon to the effect that
I took the liberty of doubting that. That I knew better. That there could be no such beauty without
it." (Dickens
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Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is a novel of change, tracking the development of Pip Pirrup as
he rises from the lower class, only to find that life is not all he expected it to be. His eventual
transformation is influenced by many others, some of whom change themselves along the way.
Described as "haughty and capricious to the last degree", Estella Havisham is one of the most
dynamic characters in Great Expectations, forgoing Pip (Dickens 169). Despite being only a
secondary character, she's one of the main focal points, portraying the impact maturity and
experience have on the person. As Estella ages, her values shift from those imposed upon her as a
child to those she has learned from her suffering as an adult.
Because Miss Havisham adopts her, Estella is taught that only one thing matters in her life, and that
is to destroy the hearts of men. Through lessons of coldness, pride and cruelty, Estella learns to
reject love. She's treated as an object, only serving to satisfy Miss Havisham's need for revenge
against men. Miss Havisham "[adopts] her to be loved", and she loves Estella only because she
knows Estella is capable of wreaking havoc in the lives of men (231). Being only a child and easily
manipulated, Estella takes these lessons to heart, or, in a better turn of phrase, allows them to expel
her heart. Though it is unclear when Miss Havisham begins teaching this to Estella, she's clearly
under her influence by the time she meets Pip. Upon their first
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Positive Aspects In Great Expectationations By...
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool," is a quote proclaimed
by William Shakespeare. I compare the quote to the main character of Pip, notably because of, who
Pip is and who he becomes. Within the story of Dickens' Great Expectations, Pip has come across
influences both negative and positive in some situations or from people. These influences called
upon Pip would later change who would he would become later in the story. Experiences faced by
Pip are influential to who he would later become when his adulthood Throughout the story, Pip has
had positive influences involving Joe, however, Pip has been present in negative influences
including Joe. After arrival back from Miss Havisham's estate, Pip tells lies to Mrs. Joe and Mr.
Pumblechook to make the visit more excitable. Pip later leans Mr. Joe for comfort and recognition
for these lies, in which Joe replies saying, "Don't you tell no more of 'em Pip. That ain't the way to
get out of being common, old chap." Which in return of telling the truth, Pip is set to a motive for
his future to not bring about his lies. (page 59). While Pip was growing, Mr. Joe revealed that he
would take the abuse from his wife Mrs. Joe so Pip would not have to bare it all. He later tells Pip
that he had also had a troubled past that contained abuse as well. In all parts where Pip had done
right or wrong by Mr. Joe or somebody other than Mr. Joe, he still gave unconditional love through
anything from when he
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Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Essay
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Throughout the Victorian era humanity was obsessed with
social status and took every opportunity to search for meaningful existence within society. 'Great
Expectations' follows Pip's journey from childhood to adulthood, acquainting with both the true and
false qualities of a 'gentleman'. All through the novel, social class provides an arbitrary, external
standard of value by which the characters judge one another. During Pip's progression of becoming
a 'gentleman' he realizes appearance is not the main quality a gentleman should posses. Dickens
provides Pip, the protagonist, with extreme challenges involving his genteel qualities to expose the
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Pip – "I was haunted by the fear that she would, sooner or later, find me out, with a black face and
hands, doing the coarsest part of my work, and would exult over me and despise me." Pip's desire
for becoming a gentleman and reaching up to Estella's wishes largely surpassed his childhood. With
Estella's negative thoughts about Pip, he began to feel discontent with the existing life he had,
"Biddy, I am not at all happy as I am. I am disgusted with my calling and with my life. I have never
taken to either, since I was bound." – Pip. As a character, Pip's idealism often leads him to identify
the world rather narrowly, and his tendency to generalize situations based on exterior values leads
him to behave badly toward the people who care about him. When Pip receives his mysterious
fortune, he immediately begins to act as he thinks a gentleman is supposed to act, which leads him
to treat Joe and Biddy snobbishly and coldly. "Well, Joe is a dear good fellow– in fact, I think he is
the dearest fellow that ever lived– but he is rather backward in some things, for instance, Biddy, in
his learning and his manners." Pips arrogance towards Biddy grows as he speaks; he often captured
her words and twisted them
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Estella Havisham And Biddy's Relationship Essay
The use of Contrast was also seen in Dicken's novel, but in a different way. He uses two characters
to contrast each other, Estella Havisham and Biddy. Through these characters we get a glimpse of
the different statuses or levels in society. Estella is a rich heiress and adoptive daughter of Miss
Havisham. Biddy is an intelligent, kind woman who was raised to be a respectful young lady. It
almost seems like she is the anti–Estella. Estella is rich,she's poor. Biddy is pleasant, attentive and
sweet while Estalla is neither of those. Estella was raised by a woman who was at the end of her
rope, leading to her corruption. She is brought up to be cold hearted and a heart breaker. Dickens
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The reader gets a true glimpse of Miss Havisham's lifestyle when Pip pays a visit. "I entered,
therefore, and found myself in a pretty large room, well lighted with wax candles. No glimpse of
daylight was to be seen in it. It was a dressing–room, as I supposed from the furniture, though much
of it was of forms and uses then quite unknown to me. But prominent in it was a draped table with a
gilded looking–glass, and that I made out at first sight to be a fine lady's dressing–table.... But, I saw
that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its
lustre, and was faded and yellow. I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the
dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes..."
(Great expectations, pg 55–56). After the man she was suppose to be wed left her at the altar and
took her money with him, she descended into madness. Her own wealth led to her corruption. She
never overcame this obstacle and vowed the rest of her life to getting revenge. This tragic event
changed her and soon resulted in the corruption of her and her daughter. There seems to be a silent
debate on the meaning of a gentleman. The society views it as someone who is wealthy and well–
mannered while the poor view it as a person who acts as they are. "It is considered that you
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The Value Of Characters In Great Expectations
"I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two
together make me (Dickens)." In this quote, Dickens is stating that a person is characterized by their
actions, sacrifices, and intentions. A person's overall character is a result of the choices they have
made. The sacrifices of characters in Great Expectations shows their values and how they affect the
people around them.
A character that has made major sacrifices in Great Expectations is Magwitch. Magwitch not only
gave up all his money, but all his time as well. After Pip gives Magwitch some stolen food,
Magwitch dedicates the rest of his life to serving Pip (14). Magwitch never forgets what Pip did for
him and feels like he is indebted to him and must remain loyal for the rest of his life (139). The
sacrifice of Magwitch's money and time proves his value of loyalty. Magwitch never shows a hint of
doubt to Pip and follows him faithfully wherever he goes. Even though Pip is disgusted by
Magwitch at first, Magwitch does not give up on fulfilling Pip's great expectations. Magwitch wants
to see Pip as a gentleman, but Pip never realizes what this fully means until Magwitch is taken away
from him. When Magwitch is captured, he tells Pip, "I'm quite content to take my chance. I've seen
my boy, and he can be a gentleman without me." In saying this, Magwitch acknowledges that Pip
has finally chosen his values and can make the right choices on his own(193). Magwitch also proves
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Great Expectations By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Throughout Great Expectations, the main character Pip seems to undergo a transformation. He starts
off as a common boy who will soon be a blacksmith apprentice and will learn from his sister 's
husband, Joe, who also acts as a father figure for Pip. Pip has a lot of respect for money and strongly
desires to become a gentleman to impress the girl that he is in love with, Estella. Because of this he
travels to London where he learns the way of a gentleman. With the people that Pip knows back
home and the new ones that he meets in London, his behavior and attitude is clearly influenced by
the people that he surrounds himself with. Sometimes it's a good influence and other times it's not.
Pip also seems to have a set idea of what a gentleman is and because of that he misinterprets what an
actual gentleman is suppose to be like. As a young boy Pip and Joe have a very good relationship. It
seems as if Joe is actually the only one who doesn't treat Pip cruelly or judges him because of what
class he belongs to. Joe is a very kind man with a big heart and throughout the whole movie sticks
by Pips side. He is a hard worker and wants what's best for Pip. In the beginning Pip looks forward
to becoming Joe's apprentice and becoming a blacksmith like him. Pip doesn't have a dad but Joe
fills that void and treats Pip as if he was his own. Joe for even a common laborer seems to have
some manners that a gentleman would have. When Jaggers goes to Joe 's house in search of Pip, Joe
makes
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Key Character Of Estella Havisham
Another key character from the novel that reflects growth and development as seen in the
bildungsroman genre is, Estella Havisham. She is the biological daughter of Abel Magwitch, a
convicted criminal, which in the Victorian era, would have depicted her as being in the very lowest
level of society, even lower than Pip. However, at the age of three, she was adopted, by Ms.
Havisham, a wealthy, bitter and vengeful woman, having being jilted at her wedding. Despite, the
idea heroine in a Bildungsroman being described as soft, caring and feminine, Estella is described as
being cold and distant. Estella believed herself to be superior to Pip, due to his status, which is
ironic.
As we, travel further into her journey, the reader begins to understand that Estella has been raised to
wreak revenge on all men in order to fulfill Ms. Havisham's need to avenge herself against the male
species. It is also seen during Estella's most informative years, for whilst she has gratitude and
understands her duty towards Ms. Havisham as well as wanting to seek approval, she starts to
change and refuses to please Ms. Havisham as she recognizes how she was manipulated. We can see
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Havisham, a wealthy and manipulative woman whose life's journey ended the day she was left at the
alter by fiancé, Compeyson. It is evident that she has frozen time in Satis House by stopping all the
clocks in the house, as if time no longer continues. She has not changed out of her wedding dress
since her wedding day and her wedding cake is still untouched, rotting in her dining room. From
that fateful day, Ms. Havisham has lived a life of seclusion, she has not seen the light of day in
years, confining herself to the Satis House. In Ms. Havisham's mind the fact that she is not married,
means she has no reason to continue living a life of fulfilment or
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Great Expectations Character Analysis
Great Expectations is a novel surrounding a young orphan named Pip. Pip is ambitious and hard
working kid who is determined and self–motivated, Pip is so in such ways in a sense of, he always is
trying to improve himself, hence the title Great Expectations. Pip has great expectations for himself
and plans on obtaining them, the theme is represented by self–improvement, ambition, and drive.
These things affect Pip in great, and also not so great ways, he often finds himself with the lower
hand in situations but doesn't stop. His self criticism drives himself to abuse by himself, whenever
Pip finds himself doing something immoral, he can't help but be hard on himself due to his critiques.
Pip begins life in a guilty environment. He lives with his sister and her husband Joe, the blacksmith.
Mrs. Joe continually makes Pip feel guilty for living when the rest of the family, their parents and
five brothers, are lying in the churchyard. It is continually mentioned in the first few chapters by
Mrs. Joe and her friends that Pip is lucky that Mrs. Joe has taken on the awful task of bringing him
up 'by hand.' She makes him feel guilty for just about everything he does, thus leading to his self
criticism brought on now. Pip is playing in the cemetery in the marshes near his home. Pip is
studying the graves of his parents when a convict surprises him. The convict turns Pip upside down,
looking for food. After finding a piece of bread and eating it, the convict sends Pip home with orders
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Who Is Pip A Hero
Written by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations portrays a story in a gothic fiction. This story tells
of the protagonist named Pip who is very obsequious at first but after a series of challenging events,
he grows into a very auspicious hero. The novel can distinctly be divided into three stages,
ignorance of life, growth to knowledge and peace with life.
At first, Pip is an abject, shy individual that does not hold his head up. "I have particular reasons for
wanting to be a gentleman." (pg 135) This quote shows when Pip first starts out and doesn't even
want to show people his true colors, showing the ignorance of life and the ignorance to what his true
potentials could be. As the novel progresses, Pip begins to find his inner strength and
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Essay on Great Expectations
Great Expectations – The Growth of Pip in Society When Joe visits Pip in London, he stays with
him at Mr. Jaggers' house. Pip says that "he had little objection to his being seen by Herbert or his
father, but he had the sharpest sensitiveness to his being seen by Drummle" (218). This shows that
after time had past without Joe, Pip has become self conscious of him and does not want his friends
to meet him, afraid that they might think less of him. Since Pip has made such good friends with
everyone in his quest to becoming a gentleman, he is afraid of what they might think of him after
meeting Joe. After Herbert leaves for the city, Pip gives Joe lessons on good manners and how to act
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Joe by asking questions about the world around him: " People are put in the Hulks because they
murder, and because they rob and forge and do all sorts of bad: and they always begin by asking
questions" (12). Since Pip was not allowed to do numerous things, he became a secluded person for
most of his childhood and early teens. The first time that Pip actually got to have any kind of a
social life was when he went to London to become a gentleman. Even though Mrs. Joe did not like
the idea, Pip still went in order to follow his dreams. In addition to getting in trouble for activities
that his sister did not approve of, Pip was also forced into going to Miss Havisham's to play whether
he wanted to or not: "She wants the boy to go and play there. And of course he is going. And he had
better play there or I'll work him" (50). In the end Mrs. Joe's temper proves her own undoing. Since
she treated Orlick so mean, he one day attacks her, paralyzing her limbs and affecting her speech.
Thereafter "her temper was greatly improved, and she was patient" (122) until the time of her death.
In the second stage of the novel, Pip develops a close relationship with Herbert Pocket, Pip's partner
at his new job in London. Pip and Herbert first met at Miss Havisham's house, where Herbert
launches into a fist fight with the unwilling but stronger Pip. When Pip arrives in London, he is
surprised to discover that the person with whom he is staying is
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Compare / Contrast "Araby" & "Lust"
Joyce's Araby begins as a story about a young boy and his first love, his neighbor referred to in the
story as Mangan's sister. However, the young boy soon turns his innocent love and curiosity into a
much more intense desire, transforming this female and his journey to the bazaar into something
much more intense and lustful. From the beginning, Joyce paints a picture of the neighborhood in
which the boy lives as very dark and cold. Even the rooms within his house are described as
unfriendly, "Air, musty from having long been enclosed, hung in all the rooms, and the waste room
behind the kitchen was littered with old and useless papers." The young boy sees all of this
unpleasant setting around him, and we see Mangan's sister portrayed as ... Show more content on
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However, he ends up coming home so late because he was out drinking all night that the boy ends
up being late. In Lust, the female is a student who lives in a partying, wild atmosphere. She talks
about how they go to houses and drink and "you'd never know who would end up where or with
whom." While it is not directly stated, alcohol is the reason why many of her sexual encounters
occur. And while it seems that sex is what she desires, it is really alcohol that is ruining her desire
and longing for love and a caring companion of the opposite sex by leading to all these lustful
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Estella As An Extension Of Miss Havisham

  • 1. Estella As An Extension Of Miss Havisham In the novel Great Expectations, the theme of relentless love is constantly recurring. Pip's single– minded affection for Estella initially grasps him when he lays his eyes upon her at Miss. Havisham's Satis House. Although Estella is captivating in Pip's eyes, she has an underlying temperament of being ignorant and vulgar that remains constant throughout the novel. "'Anything else" ' I think she is very pretty' 'Anything else' 'I think she is very insulting''' (Dickens 62). Although Pip finds Estella alluring, and one day hopes to marry her, he is frequently baffled by her attitude. Estella's mental state can be viewed as an extension of Miss Havisham, as she was brought up in Satis House. Pip must, additionally, cope with Estella's ridiculing ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 2.
  • 3. How Does Mrs. Havisham Treat Estella Great Expectations Essay Parents are so often the soul foundation of a child's character. For some, that isn't a good thing. Mrs.Havisham mistreated Estella and it shaped and changed her into into a rude character . She always put her hopes and ambitions into Estella, even when it wasn't the best option and only beneficial to herself. Mrs.Havisham created something heartless and cut throat in a way. After all the bad had happened, she came to her senses and regretted the things she had done. Mrs.Havisham's treatment towards Estella could have changed the whole story. Mrs.Havisham always pushed her wants and ideals into Estella. She had manipulated and trained Estella to treat men the way she thought they should be treated. Her lost love ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 4.
  • 5. Pip Quotes In Great Expectations Despite any controversy over Dickens' style, most agree that Great Expectations is his best book. The story, while set in the early part of the 1800s, was written in 1860 during the Victorian era that began with the crowning of Queen Victoria in 1837 and lasted until her death in 1901. Virtues emphasized at that time included integrity, respectability, a sense of public duty, and maintaining a close–knit family. Phillip "Pirip" is nicknamed Pip, a word commonly used to describe the seed of an apple. From early childhood well into adulthood, Pip's budding maturity is the focus of the novel. In keeping with the Bildungsroman genre, Pip is at first an innocent young child whose place in this world hasn't been defined. He is an orphan whose only sister finds him a bother and a burden; she resents him to the point of cruelty. In true Bildungsroman fashion, the hero must become unsatisfied with his life and his place in society. The visits to Miss Havisham are the motivation for this discontent. Estella's disgust for everything "common" introduces Pip to shame and embarrassment over his family and his appearance. He becomes obsessed with uncommon–ness and the want to overcome his position in order to impress Estella. The inheritance he ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Betrayed by her lover on her wedding day, she literally freezes time in Satis House. All the clocks have been stopped at twenty minutes to nine, the exact time at which her fiancé had abandoned her. She wears her wedding dress the rest of her life, till it yellowed with age and droops on her body. She remains in one shoe, since she had not yet put the other one on. And the cake is left on the table to rot. She is vivid, dressed in satins and lace and adorned with jewels. She confesses not to have seen the daylight in years and has no account of the days or the months or even the years that she has spent in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 6.
  • 7. Theme Of Symbolism In Great Expectations Charles Dickens's Great Expectations contains a lot of symbolism throughout the book, there are symbols of isolation, manipulation, and people wanting to be something they are not. The names of the characters in the story Great Expectations symbolize who they are and how they act. These are all seen in the book through the characters of Estella, Abel Magwitch, Miss Havisham, Pip, and Biddy. Estella, French for star, implies radiance and exquisiteness like a star, likewise, Dickens's character, Estella, in Great Expectations is inaccessible and cold like a star, too. Also, like a star, men love to gaze upon her, but cannot touch her because she has been trained by her adoptive mother, Miss Havisham, to have no feeling and no empathy for others. She has been taught to be cold and calculating and to break the heart of any man who makes the mistake of falling in love with her. Additionally, Estella symbolizes isolation and manipulation; she has been locked away for years in the impenetrable prison of Miss Havisham's making, far away from the carefree and caring life a young girl deserves. She teases and manipulates boys and later, men into loving her only become ice cold and break their hearts. Estella tells Pip, "that I have no softness there, no–sympathy–sentiment– nonsense."(Chapter 29) Estella manipulates Pip as a young boy and plays with his feelings as she leads him on to make him believe that he has a chance of loving her and being loved in return when she allows ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 8.
  • 9. Magwitch Character Analysis rightfully afraid of any man bearing the appearance of Magwitch and one who threatens to eat you. Pip's character, for the most part at the beginning of the novel, is replete with fear and cowardice. At the same time, one might say that these characteristics are the result of his exposure to certain overbearing and threatening persons. Of course this is seen with Magwitch but more so in the presence of Pip's sister, Mrs. Joe Gargery. She boasts that she has "brought me [Pip] up 'by hand' " (Dickens 6). Her character is so sour during the first few chapters of the book and her display of brutality toward Pip and Joe is such that gives us reason not to pity Mrs. Joe but to pity Joe and Pip. She is described as "not a good looking woman" and having a habit of going "on the Ram–page" (Dickens 6–7). Furthermore, Pip describes her doing things in a very violent way; e.g. "a trenchant way of cutting our bread and butter", "her housekeeping of the strictest kind", among many other violent and abusive examples (Dickens 8). Therefore one might say that Pip's character is justified. However, there is a ray of hope of some kind of bravery in Pip. Pip promised Magwitch he would get him food and a file; Pip does fulfill his promise, despite the threats of Mrs. Joe, and therefore shows some good "heroic" qualities of honesty and bravery in the midst of threats. Although coercion and the threat of death spur such actions, these characteristics are there in Pip. Pip is more or less a puny, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 10.
  • 11. Analysis Of Great Expectations Great Expectations 1. The title of the book is Great Expectations. 2. The author of Great Expectations is Charles Dickens. 3. The genre of Great Expectations is realistic fiction. 4. Great Expectations takes place in nineteenth century England and follows the life of Pip from his childhood years in the early 1800s. 5. The protagonist and narrator in Great Expectations is Pip who begins as a child in the beginning of the novel but the reader sees him grow up into adulthood. Starting as a child, Pip develops desires to become better and attain higher social status. These strong desires cause Pip to become very narrow–minded and Pip values the material things over a person's character. Pip then begins to badly treat his family and friends because he is ashamed of them. Despite this, Pip is still a very sympathetic person and ultimately just wants to help those around him as seen when he gives food and a file to a prisoner in the beginning of the novel. Estella is a girl who was raised by Miss. Havisham and Pip fell in love with her at a very young. As children, Estella continually picked on Pip because of his social class and appearance. Despite Estella's cruelty, Pip still longs for her and wants to better himself so he can marry her. Estella tries to convince Pip that she is not the one for him but that does not stop Pip from trying to pursue her. It later comes out that Estella was on a lower social spectrum than Pip before she was taken in by Miss. Havisham making it very ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 12.
  • 13. Estella Miss Havisham Quotes Estella may be beautiful, but she's as chilly as Frozone, freezing the hearts of everyone around her– including her adopted mom, Miss Havisham. She's "proud and refined" as an adult, and "beautiful and self–possessed" as a child", and for some reason Pip falls desperately in love with her, even though she's really, really rude. But we can't hate Estella, either. Can you imagine living in Satis House with a mother who wears her wedding dress everyday and who only cares that you grow up to break boys' hearts? Can you imagine having to deal with relatives who only want your mother's money? Can you imagine sleeping in that run–down house every night, hearing Miss Havisham's low moaning and mouse– like shuffling all over the floor boards? She knows ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 14.
  • 15. Great Expectations Great Expectations – A Cinderella Story In the profound novel, Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens, the main character "Pip" is put through many tests that examine the type of man Pip strives to be and the type of man Pip really is. Pip's relationships with two central characters, Tom and Magwitch, are examined closely in this essay, and through these relationships, Pip's character is visible. Great Expectations is, in a sense, a Cinderella story in which Pip's fairy godmother turns out to be a convict running from the law. This "amulet" gives Pip a gift that changes Pip and his life. In the beginning of the novel, Pip is a young boy that lives in an inhospitable home with his older sister and her husband. ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Over the course of many visits with these two ladies, his idea of the standard of living feels inadequate to Pip, and he longs to become a "gentleman". A new insight of Pip is shown to the reader due to a glimpse the reader is given into Pip's new perception of Joe's and his "thick boots and course hands" which is revealed through Pip's internal dialogue: I took the opportunity of being alone in the court–yard, to look at my coarse hands and my common boots. My opinion of those accessories was not favorable. They had never troubled me before, but they troubled me now, as vulgar appendages… I whished Joe had been rather more genteelly brought up, and then I should have been so too. Through all of Tom's devotion to Pip, Pip time and time again shows his ungratefulness towards Tom through his many actions. Tom's relationship is important in Pip's life because Tom was Pip's strength, although Pip never sees this. Magwitch, a convict that becomes Pip's benefactor, is the second vital person in Pip's life. Magwitch devotes his life to support Pip, and becomes Pip's benefactor in the novel. When Pip learns of Magwitch's benevolence, he cannot forgive Magwitch for the life Magwitch has led and the mistakes he has made. Pip cannot let go of this, and through Magwitch's many attempts to get close to Pip, Pip never yields to him. A point given by critic Christopher Morris is Pip's visit to Magwitch's death bed when Pip ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 17. How Is Miss Havisham Presented In Great Expectations Dickens depicts an eccentric and rather malevolence women who has been jilted on her wedding day. therefore, she has stopped all clocks and sits in her yellowing wedding dress. Furthermore, leaving her in an agony. Consequently, that agony and misery turned into hatred towards men. When Miss Havisham employs Pip to play with Estella, Pip sees an " old brick and dismal " house which reflective the owner. Furthermore, this shows the reader that Dickens tried to give a hint on how Miss Havisham appearance might be or could be, Alternatively he wanted to show that Miss Havisham has stopped caring on her appearance as she has stopped time and rots within the house and the house within her. When Dickens writes " iron bars" it makes me imagine of a cell with many great and rustily iron bars. Therefore this shows the reader that Miss Havisham has retreated from the world and rots in her peculiar world. Furthermore, It could also mean that Miss Havisham locks herself in the satis house to avert contact with men. Alternatively, Dickens might want to show that Miss Havisham has given up on ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... I think just as much as she wanted Pip to fall in love with Estella, she wanted Estella to fall in love with Pip. Dickens talks about Estella's mood swings when it came to her treatment of Pip (chapter 12) and how Miss Havisham seemed to enjoy them; it leads me to believe that Estella was having strong feelings for Pip but being trained that they were to be fought, crushed, and ignored, which must have lead to some pain, inner conflict and confusion for the young girl. Miss Havisham, I think, wanted Estella to learn this feeling of passion young, and wanted her to learn how to reject them young. It would also explain why she always loved Pip, even though she denied it. It was the only love she really ever experienced, but was never allowed to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 19. Essay about Analysis of Chapters 1 through 8 of Great... Analysis of Chapters 1 through 8 of Great Expectations Plot and Setting– The plot starts out with a little boy name Phillip Pirrip. It is a first person narrative about a boy back in the nineteenth century. The first eight chapters deal mostly with Pip's childhood years. It also deals with who Pip is, and his family. In the beginning of the story Pip introduces himself, and introduces his dead parents. He is in the graveyard, and then a scary looking man comes up. The man threatens him. The plot of the story I think is good because it deals a lot with the struggles in a child. He has no one to turn to. The author really helped us relate to the story. Pip gets in trouble at Christmas time. He gets hit with "The Tickler" ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Miss Havisham secretly wants Estella to break Pip's heart. She is a very obscure lady. Biddy is a character that cares very much for Pip. She understands Pip more than Pip does. Pip doesn't like Biddy, because she is to common. She is the better girl though. Personal Response– So far I really enjoy the book. Charles Dickens really pulls me into the book. He uses great figurative language that makes you feel sorry for a character. The people in this book seem so innocent and harmless. Well, except the guy that threatened Pip. They all also seem to live hard lives. They don't have all the benefits that we have today. They have to scrounge around for stuff we never would have to scrounge around for. What is really neat about it, is that they get an enjoyment out of life. They are not well off either. I can't wait to read on further into Charles Dickens novel. Vocabulary– So far in this novel there is no vocabulary that really comes to mind. I though I would use this section to talk about figurative language. Charles Dickens uses a lot of figurative language. He says that when Pip goes up into his room, he is in the dark. Literally that means he does not have a candle, so therefore he is in the dark. Figuratively we can interpret it in many ways. One way is to say that Pip isn't a very smart kid. He is and ignorant person. When someone says that someone is in the dark, they usually mean that they are naïve. Later on in the story, Pip ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 21. Oprah Winfrey and Pip from Great Expectation Stive for... Oprah Winfrey is arguably the most recognized person in the entire world. According to Forbes Magazine in 2009, Winfrey was worth around 2.9 billion dollars (citation). Oprah has her own television network and magazine line. However, Oprah didn't start out with all this money and fame. Oprah Winfrey was born in a poverty ridden town in Mississippi. As a child, she used potato sacks as clothing and she lived in a very bad household filled with abusiveness and hate. She realized she was better then that and decided to go live with her father. From there on out she bettered her education and became an honor student. This shaped her into the media mogul she is today. Oprah Winfrey had the need for self–improvement. Pip, the main character in the novel Great Expectations, had that same need for self–improvement. The need for self–improvement is the most prevalent theme in Great Expectations. Pip's need for self–improvement is depicted in his battles with three main conflicts: man versus society, man versus man, and man versus self. Throughout Great Expectations it is evident that Pip was the antagonist in his own life. The first time the audience sees Pip battle with himself is his first encounter with Estella. The moment he sees her, he realizes he has to win her heart. However, he soon finds out that winning over her heart will be a difficult challenge that he will have to workout himself. Estella's guardian, Miss Havisham, introduces the two and instantly Estella rejected ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 23. Pip And Magwitch And Money In Great Expectations By... Throughout Great Expectations, money is a huge force that determines the layout of people's lives. Although necessary to survive, Charles Dickens shows how too much wealth can be detrimental for a relationship. This is clearly seen in the relationship between Pip and Magwitch and also evident in Estella and Miss. Havisham's relationship. The gaining of wealth for Magwitch is not good for Pip later on. Magwitch gains a fortune working in Australia and sends it back to Pip in the hopes of "making [him] a gentleman" (Dickens 321). He feels ownership over him from that point onwards. In that way, he is rebelling against society with Pip as his pawn. He also expects an unconditional loyalty from Pip due to the fact that Magwitch is the reason for him progressing in society. For Pip, the sudden accumulation of wealth is harmful to his character. He loses sight of who he is and disregards people who have loved him all because of his new status increase. Pip is no happier with the money and mentions numerous times within Great Expectations how he feels if he had been left "at the forge" he would have been "far from contented, yet, by comparison, happy (Dickens 321). Money was something that he had always wished for but was not the key to happiness, as he had once thought. Magwitch's wealth causes him to disdain Joe, his original father figure. Pip even looks toward Magwitch in the same light of disgust because of his past actions. The only reason Pip does not turn Magwitch in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 25. Analysis Of The Book ' Great Expectations ' Letter Essay, Great Expectations By Leona Markose One of the books I have recently read is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. It introduces the reader a rather unique approach into the subject of social class. Throughout the book, Pip, the main character is faced with many challenges that shape him into who he is. We first meet Pip on Christmas eve around the 1800s. While out in the church graveyard to pray across the graves of his late family, Pip meets an escaped convict. His eyes wide in fear, he listens as the convict demands that he steal food and a file for him. Pip, extremely shaken, goes home (where he lives ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... He regularly visits the Satis House until Miss.Havisham informs him that he is of age to learn a trade. At the final meeting, Miss.Havisham gives the money for Pip to be bound as an apprentice blacksmith. So, Joe starts teaching Pip the ways of his trade. One fateful day while they are away at work, Mrs. Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak and a little out of her mind. Biddy, a bright and lively girl arrives to help with her care and becomes 'a blessing to the household '. (pg 110) During Pip 's apprenticeship to Joe, Mr. Jaggers, a lawyer, approaches him in the village. He gives surprising news that Pip has expectations from a benefactor. Apparently this benefactor has arranged money to be left for Pip to learn the true ways of a gentleman. The benefactor 's name is to remain anonymous until that person is ready to speak up. It has been arranged that Pip must leave for London the following week. Before leaving, Pip assumes that the only possible person who could be this benefactor is Miss Havisham.He visits her to say goodbye once and for all. Before leaving he bids Biddy a farewell. In it he says, `If I could only get myself to fall in love with you, you don 't mind my speaking so openly to such an old acquaintance? ' `Oh dear, not at all! ' said Biddy. `Don 't mind me. ' `If I could only get myself to do it, that would be ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 27. Great Expectations Analysis Every character was written has a backstory that contributes to the plot. In Charles Dickens', Great Expectations, every character from Pip to Molly has a secret that adds to the storyline. Great Expectations sets in the early nineteenth century, therefore social class is everything. Passed down from generation to generation, family businesses have kept the family from moving up in society. For Pip, the protagonist, that's all he truly wants; Pip wants to become a gentleman and become worthy of his love, Estella, despite being a poor orphan and an apprentice of a blacksmith. Similar to Dickens' rough childhood, Pip didn't want this family or their struggle to define him. However, even the rich have their problems. For example, Miss Havisham lets her past affects how she lives on a day–to–day basis. One unfortunate event has led her to live her life in sorrow and depression and it affects everyone around her, especially her adopted daughter, Estella. Even, the convict, Abel Magwitch, lets his past encounters command his future actions. Under the consequences, Charles Dickens', characters from Great Expectations, like Pip, Miss Havisham, Estella, and Magwitch, have all let their past affect their future, as a result, the plot. It all started with Dickens himself, he had a rough childhood that was somewhat similar to the main character, Pip. Both were raised in England and put to work at a very young age. However, Dickens had parents, but his father was in prison and his ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 29. Miss Havisham Mental Illness Dickens depicts an eccentric and rather malevolence women who has been jilted on her wedding day. therefore, she has stopped all clocks and sits in her yellowing wedding dress. Furthermore, leaving her in an agony. Consequently, that agony and misery turned into hatred towards men. When Miss Havisham employs Pip to play with Estella, Pip sees an " old brick and dismal " house which reflective the owner. Furthermore, this shows the reader that Dickens tried to give a hint on how Miss Havisham appearance might be or could be, Alternatively he wanted to show that Miss Havisham has stopped caring on her appearance as she has stopped time and rots within the house and the house within her. When Dickens writes " iron bars" it makes me imagine of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Furthermore, this means that Miss Havishams planned to manipulate Estella to make Pip Fall in love with her and break his heart. Alternatively, Miss Havisham wants to taunt Estella on how to break mens heart and chooses Pip as foundation to break his heart. When Miss Havisham says " what do you think of her?" I think that Miss Havisham wants to know what he feels about Estella so then she can taunt him that he will never be good enough to have Estella as he is a common labouring boy. However, therefore, Miss Havisham is happiest when Estella mocks and shame him which shows that she is being satisfied by how Estella is treating him. Alternatively, she might be captivated by his scared and innocent and naive ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 31. Great Expectations- Character Analysis Essay Estella Havisham: Most readers are appalled at the cold–hearted and cruel ways of Estella, but any criticism directed at her is largely undeserved. She was simply raised in a controlled environment where she was, in essence, brainwashed by Miss Havisham. Nonetheless, her demeanor might lead one to suspect that she was a girl with a heart of ice. Estella is scornful from the moment she is introduced, when she remarks on Pip's coarse hands and thick boots. However, her beauty soon captivates Pip and she is instilled as the focal point of his thoughts for much of the remainder of the novel. The fact that Pip becomes infatuated with her is also not Estella's fault. By no means is there any evidence that she loved him. She does not flirt with ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The entire story is told through the eyes of an adult Pip, even though Pip is a small child during parts of it. In his early years, Pip was strongly influenced by his guardians, Joe Gargery and his wife, Mrs. Joe. Joe instills a sense of honesty, industry, and friendliness in Pip, while Mrs. Joe does a great deal to contribute to his desires and ambitions through her constant emphasis on pomp and property. Pip is generally good–natured and thoughtful, and very imaginative. His false values, which are bolstered by his love of Estella, decrease the amount of respect that he has for Joe. His alienation from Joe and Joe's values builds through the second part of the novel, as Pip becomes selfish, greedy, and foolish. During the period when his expectations are intact, his only morally positive act was to secretly help Herbert Pocket into a good position. Upon discovering that Magwitch is his benefactor, a new phase begins in Pip's moral evolution. At first, Pip no longer feels the same human compassion for Magwitch that he did the first time he saw him out on the marshes. Gradually, Pip changes his perception of Magwitch, unlearning what he has learned. Pip becomes concerned with the man, and not the expectations that he could provide. When Jaggers presents the thought that there may be a way for Pip to get his hands on Magwitch's property, the idea sounds hollow and utterly empty to Pip. Pip learns about Estella's parentage through ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 33. Theme Of Expectations In Great Expectations 9. In the novel, things are not often exactly as they seem. Discuss how the theme of expectations is illustrated in Great Expectations. How are Pip's expectations different from and similar to those of Estella, Joe Gargery, Magwitch, and Miss Havisham? The theme of expectations is illustrated in Great Expectations through the characters, especially Pip. Throughout the book, Pip's attitude depends on his expectations. In the beginning, all Pip wanted "was to be apprenticed to Joe" (43), and he was happy with his life, and his social status, calling his job at the forge a "superior position" (43). After he visits Satis House, he becomes uncomfortable and embarrassed of his social class. Pip expects that a higher class person would be better than a lower class person at everything, and wishes to be a gentleman. Pip starts to become ungrateful and unhappy with his life. When Pip learns about his benefactor, he is ecstatic, he expects it to be Miss Havisham showing that he is supposed to be with Estella. In the end, Pip learns that wealth isn't as important as being around those you love. Pip's expectations are different to Estella's because Pip expects Estella to have a heart no matter what she says because "there could be no such beauty without it" (237). Although, Estella expects Pip to not love her because she didn't want to break his heart, "'but you would not be warned'" (362). Pip's expectations are different from Joe's expectations because Pip expects life to be perfect as a gentleman, and working at the forge an embarrassment, while Joe expects Pip to enjoy his time at the forge, and not take an interest in money and wealth. Their expectations are similar because they both expect to be friends even after the social class difference, but it becomes awkward for both of them, although Joe is still always there for Pip. Pip's expectations are different from Magwitch's because Pip expects Miss Havisham to be his benefactor, while Magwitch expects to own a gentleman. Their expectations are similar because they both expected that being a gentleman would make their lives easier. Pip's expectations are different from Miss Havisham's because Pip expects that Miss Havisham is Pip's benefactor and wants Pip and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 35. Comparison of Values in Great Expectations and The Great... The very essence of money creates an urge in human nature to obtain it and have an excess of it. When people come into wealth and begin rising on the social ladder, they usually become corrupted, and compromise their personal values. In the novels, Great Expectations and The Great Gatsby, the protagonists, Pip and Jay Gatsby respectively, believe their wealth is used for the common good, but in reality many values are being compromised. Pip and Gatsby both utilize their money in an attempt to bring the women they love into their lives. Along the way toward achieving their goal, they violate ethics, which, in turn, change them as people. Despite the two novels possessing differences, they coincide in many aspects. When ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... His feelings for Daisy are so strong that he practices many illegal acts he learns via Meyer Wolfsheim who even, "fixed the 1919 World Series" (author page #). Dan Cody and Wolfsheim showed Gatsby how to make a fortune by way of illegal business, and it appears they lead him to believe it was acceptable to carry out these deeds as long as a proper goal was being reached. In both of the novels, Pip and Gatsby receive, or earn their great quantities of money and do not realize at first the money is tainted. Pip's benefactor was none other than Abel Magwitch, a known felon who he encountered at a church graveyard and who threatened Pip for food and a file. In appreciation of Pip's deed in fetching the items for him, Magwitch nobly decides to endow Pip with a large sum of money. The money was gained through evil deeds. Since Compeyson and Magwitch acquired the money through fraud, and conning people out of their hard–earned money, it rendered the money evil, or tainted. Even though Pip's relationship with Magwitch progresses and he virtually becomes a father to Pip, the money remains blemished due to the way it was obtained. In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby abandons the army a poor man, but has visions of making money, climbing the social ladder, and getting Daisy back in his life. Gatsby thinks he is succeeding when he meets Dan Cody and Wolfsheim, yet he is actually tarnishing his ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 37. An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge Compare And Contrast The short story An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce is a short story about a man named Peyton Farquhar is about to be hanged. The story takes place during the Civil War and Farquhar is constantly thinking of his wife and children at home. He dreams that he is able to escape and run to safety, where he finds his wife. When he goes to hug her, he suddenly feels a strong pain around his neck. Farquhar is then hanging off the bridge with the noose still around his neck. He imagined all of this before he was hanged. The story and the film of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge have many differences. An example of a difference would be the detail in the story opposed to the film. In the story, you can use many descriptive words to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 39. Theme Of Great Expectations At chapter forty eight Pip goes to dinner with Jagger and he meets molly who he believes is Estella's mother, even though Estella is getting married and isn't getting married. But anyways after dinner he kept questioning Mr.Wemmick about it and he told him about how molly was accused of murdering her daughter and also accused of killing women because of her husband and pip believes that Estella is the daughter that is supposedly killed. Pip then goes to see Miss Havisham, she feels bad for him cause of what Estella had done to him. HE is nice to her and walks with her for a little bit and then he sees her from her window and sees that her wedding dress has went up into flames so he went and saved her and she lived and stayed with her for a little bit with the doctors then pip returned to London. While trying to save Miss Havisham Pip got badly burned so Herbert has to help him with it, but Pip finds out about how the convict he had helped Magwitch had been molly's husband who means that he was also Estella's Dad. Pip visits Jagger to try and find out the truth about Estella and Molly and what exactly is the truth and Wemmick is nice to Jagger so he tells him about Estella being molly's daughter but that he didn't know about Magwitch ever being part of it. Pip then leaves because he is trying to keep Herbert's partnership, and he is also told that they can move Magwitch but Pip then gets this weird note threatening someone and stating for him to go home and meet this ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The girl he loved dropped him and broke his heart and he has to help deal with a criminal. I mean yes he is a gentlemen like he wanted to be but he no longer speaks to Joe his sisters died it's just a lot has happened to him and this is called Great Expectations I just thought his life would be happy and everything would go good for ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 41. Great Expectations Great Expectations – Miss Havisham and Abel Magwitch are Living through Others In the work Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, two characters live their lives through someone else. Miss Havisham and Abel Magwitch are both elderly and though someone else are able to obtain their goals that they are not able to complete themselves. Abel Magwitch lives his life through the protagonist Pip while Miss Havisham lives her life through the character Estella. Miss Havisham is an aged, mysterious lady who has much anger. This anger derives from her fiancée leaving the day of the wedding. This is the moment when she "stopped living" and decides to turn to a life of making other men miserable, just as her ex– fiancée had made her ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Pip is unable to comprehend that Miss Havisham is desperate to destroy men's lives and Estella cannot change the way she is. It is also apparent that Miss Havisham uses Estella to break men's hearts when Miss Havisham asks Estella about how many hearts she has broken. Many times Estella tries to explain to Pip that she is incapable of loving him. One time she says, "We have no choice, you and I, but to obey our instructions. We are not free to follow our own devices, you and I." (266). Estella comprehends that she is a puppet in what is considered a "greater plan." She is not free to do what she pleases because she is under Miss Havisham's influence and her instructions to break hearts and not to care about the feelings and pain she brings. Hence, Miss Havisham lived through Estella in order to hurt as many men as possible. In Great Expectations, the male character, by the name of Abel Magwitch, also lives his life through someone else. The character he lives his life through is Pip. When Pip first receives word that he has great expectations to be a gentleman, his guardian is completely unknown until Pip is twenty–three and Abel Magwitch tells his protégé that he, the convict Pip met at the marshes, is the man who gave Pip the opportunity to become a gentleman. When Magwitch first tells Pip he is his benefactor he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 43. The Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Essay In Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Estella Havisham and Pip are a product of physical and psychological abuse that shapes their opposing perspective in the novel. Pip understands the notion of love through Mr. Joe and his relationships with the varying characters, while Estella remains cold and incapable of loving anyone, including herself under the affluence of Miss Havisham. Estella was considered "the great expectation" at the time because she represented the beauty and affluent ideals of the Victorian Age. Pip on the other hand, an indigent boy who could scarcely sound out words and was apprenticed to a blacksmith. These two distinct, yet similar worlds of Estella and Pip will leave them longing for something more that evidently influences their perspectives of the events in the novel, the notion for love. Estella marries into an abusive relationship at the conclusion of the novel, while Pip experiences various losses of family and friends, forcing him to realize that human compassion is greater than societal standing. While under the affluence of her benefactor Miss Havisham, Estella became molded into this "puppet", resulting from the compliant and haughty personality that Miss Havisham induced in her. Miss Havisham used Estella as a product of vengeance to men, since she betrayed and left at the altar by Compeyson. In the dialogue where Miss Havisham scolds Estella for having a cold heart, Estella replies, "All that you have given me, is at your command to have ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 45. Character Analysis Of Charles DickensGreat Expectations Pip is the main character in Charles Dickens novel "Great Expectations'. The great Victorian novelist is preoccupied by great expectations of transitioning from childhood to a gentleman. His growth is eminent all through the novel as he develops from a young inexperienced boy into a gentleman. His development is through three stages and the stages can be divided into the innocence stage, the stage if sin and finally the redemption stage. Pip starts out as an innocent young boy and later goes out to London in the quest of becoming a gentleman. He lives a bad life neglecting his friends and family before his redemption stage where he tries to amend all the mistakes that he had committed in his stage of sin. The novel revolves around Pip who is the main character. Other supporting characters in the novel include his sister Mrs. Joe and Joe Gargery who was her husband. Although Mrs. Joe was a bad lady, Joe holds on to the marriage for the sake of Pip. Miss Havisham was a wealthy lady who lived in a mansion known as Satis House which was in the village where Pip grew up. Estella was Miss Havisham's beautiful daughter who Pip had fallen head over heels in love with from the start to the finish of the novel. Abel Magwitch who is referred to as the convict in the novel is a fearsome criminal who Pip helped while he was a child and later the convict sponsored Pip's education and pompous life in London. Additionally, Jaggers was a powerful lawyer sent by the convict to watch over Pip. ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 47. The Blind Side Vs. Great Expectations Classic Novels: The Blind Side vs. Great Expectations Classic novels are almost abundant in this day and age. One can find them almost anywhere, and the meanings can impact life in a major way. Although many books hold the honor of being considered a classic, some stories are on the outskirts, hoping to have the chance to join the ranks. Stories like these hope to one day join this honorable list. The Blind Side by Michael Lewis is one of those stories. The characters are relatable, the setting sets the tone of the story, the plot is driven hard throughout the story, and the overall themes of the story are universal. The Blind Side truly is an all– time classic. According to Merriam–Webster Dictionary, three main points categorize a classic. The story must be considered the best of its kind. In other words, it has to be popular among its literary genre for an extended period, such as Great Expectations or A Tale of Two Cities in the autobiographical fiction genre. It has to be an example of excellence. That means it has to be shown to make a change in the lives of people, such as Grapes of Wrath showing people they can overcome any obstacle thrown in their way. The story can not only be famous for a year to be considered a classic. It has to be remembered for years and years to come, such as Old Yeller or The Great Gatsby. In the non–fiction book The Blind Side, a young man, Michael Oher, is living in the poor suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee, in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 49. Miss Havisham Quotes Pip experiences mental violence when he meets Estella and Miss Havisham for the first time. They were both very mean to him. Miss Havisham was mean to him (and other men), because her heart was broken once. Her fiancé left her on her wedding day, and she was so heartbroken that she was determined to never move beyond that. Her broken heart made her grow cruel , and bend on revenge on all men. Her revenge came in the form of her adoptive daughter Estella. She trained Estella to be a heartbreaker, so that she could get satisfaction from that. This can be noted in one of the first scenes of the book, when Miss Havisham talks to Estella. 'With this boy! Why, he is a common labouring–boy!' I thought I overheard Miss Havisham answer –only it seemed ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... 'But yes, yes, she would call it so!' (Great expectations,1992 ,p.261)Another thing that made her realize the fact that she had done something bad was the way she saw Pip, she tells him this when they're talking about Estella. "Until you spoke to her the other day, and until I saw in you a looking– glass that showed me what I once felt myself, I did not know what I had done. What have I done! What have I done!" (Great expectations,1992 ,p.338)When Pip left, he got a feeling that something was wrong, so he went back to check on Miss Havisham. She was on fire when he entered the room, shrieking in panic and in pain. Pip helped her stamp out the fire, and let her go when the surgeon arrived. Miss Havisham started repeating four sentences "What have I done!" "When she first came, I meant to save her from misery like mine." and then "Take a pencil and write under my name, 'I forgive her!'". (Great expectations,1992 ,p.341).Miss Havisham doesn't die immediately after the fire, but she does die eventually, so her life didn't have a happy ending even though Pip forgave her. Pip finds out that she died, in a conversation he had with Joe: "Is she dead Joe?" "Why you see, old chap,"said Joe, in a tone of remonstrance, and by way of getting at it by degrees," "I wouldn't go so far as to say that, for that's a deal to say: but she ain't–" "Living, Joe?" "That's nigher where it is," said Joe; "She ain't living."(Great ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 51. Miss Havisham In Charles Dickens Great Expectations The expectations for Estella to be the embodiment of Miss Havisham's revenge were too harsh for her to meet. Through her childhood, her methods of achieving her goals and her fall from grace, Estella fails to meet the standard she was raised to meet. Estella had to deal with the formations of her expectations in her childhood. If she wasn't climbing the ranks of society, she was dropping the spirits of everyone around her. To start her story, you must understand who she came from and how she was given these expectations. Her parents were common–in–laws and they ended up losing her after her mother was charged for murder, and Estella was taken away. She was then adopted by Miss Havisham, an older woman with crazed tendencies. As Miss Havisham once said, "'My dear! Believe me this: when ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... At first I meant no more....I stole her heart away and put ice in its place'"(Dickens 312–313). Miss Havisham wanted someone to spend her time with, but as time went on that view changed. Soon Estella went from being a young child who cared to a beautiful young woman with a stone and ice shell around her heart. The baseline for her started to be laid as soon as she came to Miss Havisham. As soon as she started to find her way, navigating these strange waters, Estella was introduced to Pip, a boy Miss Havisham and Estella played with from time to time for years. The moment she didn't want to do anything that Miss Havisham wanted her to do, she was reminded of how she should be:"'With this boy! Why, he is a common labouring boy!' I thought I overheard Miss Havisham answer– only it seemed so unlikely– 'Well? You can break his heart'"(Dickens 46). Icy hearted Estella wouldn't care that Pip is a common boy. She'd just break his heart. This is the last time you see Estella truly not being stone cold in her entire ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 53. Great Expectations: Self-Sacrifice In Great Expectations, the author uses self–sacrifice as a meaningful symbol. A few characters in the book are continually sacrificing a part of themselves to others or sacrificing physical aspects to others. Characters Magwitch, Pip, Miss Havisham, and Estella are examples of people who self– sacrifice themselves throughout the book. Magwitch, a convict who is wanted by the law, desires to financially aid Pip by converting him into a gentleman; Pip, an innocent boy who has yet to learn about the ways of life, had to sacrifice his time with his family members Joe and Mrs. Joe to move to London to become educated and wealthy; Miss Havisham has sacrificed and devoted her time to getting vengeance on men, one of which made her life ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Miss Havisham and Estella are portrayed as cruel individuals who only desire to hurt others mentally. This can be easily seen when Pip meets them for the first time. However, they have self– sacrificed themselves in this book. It is unfortunate that Miss Havisham felt such great sorrow ever since her fiancé left her on their wedding day. After that day, she remained bitter and indifferent towards everyone and everything that happened around her. She self–sacrificed her life to ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 55. Estella Havisham Thesis Charles Dickens takes readers on a long voyage through love, hate, mysteries, tragedies, confusion, and displeasure with his masterful novel, Great Expectations. The life of Philip Pirrip is broken down through the book starting with his early ages until his adult life. From the first meeting with his convict in the marshes to the reunion with his longtime lover, Pip continues to grow in education and in relationships. While taking one–step at a time into his great expectations, he encounters a young lady named Estella Havisham. Adopted by Miss. Havisham, Estella Havisham tends to reject the action of love to anyone who offers it. Pip, on the other hand, fancies Estella and will never fail to recall the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Once Pip wins, Estella gives him the ability to kiss her on the cheek. He does so, leaving him affected for the rest of his life. Now in the process of becoming a gentleman, Pip claims that Estella was the inspiration for everything he has done in the past and talks about his love for her. "The unqualified truth is that, when I loved Estella with the love of a man, I loved her simply because I found her irresistible." (Dickens 214). When Pip heard Estella was back at the Satis House from a trip to Paris, he went to see her and Miss. Havisham. In Miss. Havisham's room, he saw a woman that he realized was Estella. He said that she was a very beautiful lady and developed very well. On a walk through the garden, Pip tried to recall the moments they had together to Estella but unfortunately she didn't remember. She then confessed to Pip, "That I have no heart–if that has anything to do with my memory...I have no softness there, no sympathy–sentiment–nonsense." (Dickens 219). That should have been an alarm for Pip to show that Estella was unable to be loved, unable to love. Estella is telling Pip that she will never love him or anyone. Nonetheless, because he found her desirable, he was blinded by his love for her. "I got through some jargon to the effect that I took the liberty of doubting that. That I knew better. That there could be no such beauty without it." (Dickens ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 57. Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is a novel of change, tracking the development of Pip Pirrup as he rises from the lower class, only to find that life is not all he expected it to be. His eventual transformation is influenced by many others, some of whom change themselves along the way. Described as "haughty and capricious to the last degree", Estella Havisham is one of the most dynamic characters in Great Expectations, forgoing Pip (Dickens 169). Despite being only a secondary character, she's one of the main focal points, portraying the impact maturity and experience have on the person. As Estella ages, her values shift from those imposed upon her as a child to those she has learned from her suffering as an adult. Because Miss Havisham adopts her, Estella is taught that only one thing matters in her life, and that is to destroy the hearts of men. Through lessons of coldness, pride and cruelty, Estella learns to reject love. She's treated as an object, only serving to satisfy Miss Havisham's need for revenge against men. Miss Havisham "[adopts] her to be loved", and she loves Estella only because she knows Estella is capable of wreaking havoc in the lives of men (231). Being only a child and easily manipulated, Estella takes these lessons to heart, or, in a better turn of phrase, allows them to expel her heart. Though it is unclear when Miss Havisham begins teaching this to Estella, she's clearly under her influence by the time she meets Pip. Upon their first ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 59. Positive Aspects In Great Expectationations By... "A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool," is a quote proclaimed by William Shakespeare. I compare the quote to the main character of Pip, notably because of, who Pip is and who he becomes. Within the story of Dickens' Great Expectations, Pip has come across influences both negative and positive in some situations or from people. These influences called upon Pip would later change who would he would become later in the story. Experiences faced by Pip are influential to who he would later become when his adulthood Throughout the story, Pip has had positive influences involving Joe, however, Pip has been present in negative influences including Joe. After arrival back from Miss Havisham's estate, Pip tells lies to Mrs. Joe and Mr. Pumblechook to make the visit more excitable. Pip later leans Mr. Joe for comfort and recognition for these lies, in which Joe replies saying, "Don't you tell no more of 'em Pip. That ain't the way to get out of being common, old chap." Which in return of telling the truth, Pip is set to a motive for his future to not bring about his lies. (page 59). While Pip was growing, Mr. Joe revealed that he would take the abuse from his wife Mrs. Joe so Pip would not have to bare it all. He later tells Pip that he had also had a troubled past that contained abuse as well. In all parts where Pip had done right or wrong by Mr. Joe or somebody other than Mr. Joe, he still gave unconditional love through anything from when he ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 61. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Essay Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Throughout the Victorian era humanity was obsessed with social status and took every opportunity to search for meaningful existence within society. 'Great Expectations' follows Pip's journey from childhood to adulthood, acquainting with both the true and false qualities of a 'gentleman'. All through the novel, social class provides an arbitrary, external standard of value by which the characters judge one another. During Pip's progression of becoming a 'gentleman' he realizes appearance is not the main quality a gentleman should posses. Dickens provides Pip, the protagonist, with extreme challenges involving his genteel qualities to expose the obvious need of ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Pip – "I was haunted by the fear that she would, sooner or later, find me out, with a black face and hands, doing the coarsest part of my work, and would exult over me and despise me." Pip's desire for becoming a gentleman and reaching up to Estella's wishes largely surpassed his childhood. With Estella's negative thoughts about Pip, he began to feel discontent with the existing life he had, "Biddy, I am not at all happy as I am. I am disgusted with my calling and with my life. I have never taken to either, since I was bound." – Pip. As a character, Pip's idealism often leads him to identify the world rather narrowly, and his tendency to generalize situations based on exterior values leads him to behave badly toward the people who care about him. When Pip receives his mysterious fortune, he immediately begins to act as he thinks a gentleman is supposed to act, which leads him to treat Joe and Biddy snobbishly and coldly. "Well, Joe is a dear good fellow– in fact, I think he is the dearest fellow that ever lived– but he is rather backward in some things, for instance, Biddy, in his learning and his manners." Pips arrogance towards Biddy grows as he speaks; he often captured her words and twisted them ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 63. Estella Havisham And Biddy's Relationship Essay The use of Contrast was also seen in Dicken's novel, but in a different way. He uses two characters to contrast each other, Estella Havisham and Biddy. Through these characters we get a glimpse of the different statuses or levels in society. Estella is a rich heiress and adoptive daughter of Miss Havisham. Biddy is an intelligent, kind woman who was raised to be a respectful young lady. It almost seems like she is the anti–Estella. Estella is rich,she's poor. Biddy is pleasant, attentive and sweet while Estalla is neither of those. Estella was raised by a woman who was at the end of her rope, leading to her corruption. She is brought up to be cold hearted and a heart breaker. Dickens uses these characters to show status and how the environment ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The reader gets a true glimpse of Miss Havisham's lifestyle when Pip pays a visit. "I entered, therefore, and found myself in a pretty large room, well lighted with wax candles. No glimpse of daylight was to be seen in it. It was a dressing–room, as I supposed from the furniture, though much of it was of forms and uses then quite unknown to me. But prominent in it was a draped table with a gilded looking–glass, and that I made out at first sight to be a fine lady's dressing–table.... But, I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its lustre, and was faded and yellow. I saw that the bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress, and like the flowers, and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes..." (Great expectations, pg 55–56). After the man she was suppose to be wed left her at the altar and took her money with him, she descended into madness. Her own wealth led to her corruption. She never overcame this obstacle and vowed the rest of her life to getting revenge. This tragic event changed her and soon resulted in the corruption of her and her daughter. There seems to be a silent debate on the meaning of a gentleman. The society views it as someone who is wealthy and well– mannered while the poor view it as a person who acts as they are. "It is considered that you ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 65. The Value Of Characters In Great Expectations "I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me (Dickens)." In this quote, Dickens is stating that a person is characterized by their actions, sacrifices, and intentions. A person's overall character is a result of the choices they have made. The sacrifices of characters in Great Expectations shows their values and how they affect the people around them. A character that has made major sacrifices in Great Expectations is Magwitch. Magwitch not only gave up all his money, but all his time as well. After Pip gives Magwitch some stolen food, Magwitch dedicates the rest of his life to serving Pip (14). Magwitch never forgets what Pip did for him and feels like he is indebted to him and must remain loyal for the rest of his life (139). The sacrifice of Magwitch's money and time proves his value of loyalty. Magwitch never shows a hint of doubt to Pip and follows him faithfully wherever he goes. Even though Pip is disgusted by Magwitch at first, Magwitch does not give up on fulfilling Pip's great expectations. Magwitch wants to see Pip as a gentleman, but Pip never realizes what this fully means until Magwitch is taken away from him. When Magwitch is captured, he tells Pip, "I'm quite content to take my chance. I've seen my boy, and he can be a gentleman without me." In saying this, Magwitch acknowledges that Pip has finally chosen his values and can make the right choices on his own(193). Magwitch also proves ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 67. Great Expectations By F. Scott Fitzgerald Throughout Great Expectations, the main character Pip seems to undergo a transformation. He starts off as a common boy who will soon be a blacksmith apprentice and will learn from his sister 's husband, Joe, who also acts as a father figure for Pip. Pip has a lot of respect for money and strongly desires to become a gentleman to impress the girl that he is in love with, Estella. Because of this he travels to London where he learns the way of a gentleman. With the people that Pip knows back home and the new ones that he meets in London, his behavior and attitude is clearly influenced by the people that he surrounds himself with. Sometimes it's a good influence and other times it's not. Pip also seems to have a set idea of what a gentleman is and because of that he misinterprets what an actual gentleman is suppose to be like. As a young boy Pip and Joe have a very good relationship. It seems as if Joe is actually the only one who doesn't treat Pip cruelly or judges him because of what class he belongs to. Joe is a very kind man with a big heart and throughout the whole movie sticks by Pips side. He is a hard worker and wants what's best for Pip. In the beginning Pip looks forward to becoming Joe's apprentice and becoming a blacksmith like him. Pip doesn't have a dad but Joe fills that void and treats Pip as if he was his own. Joe for even a common laborer seems to have some manners that a gentleman would have. When Jaggers goes to Joe 's house in search of Pip, Joe makes ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 69. Key Character Of Estella Havisham Another key character from the novel that reflects growth and development as seen in the bildungsroman genre is, Estella Havisham. She is the biological daughter of Abel Magwitch, a convicted criminal, which in the Victorian era, would have depicted her as being in the very lowest level of society, even lower than Pip. However, at the age of three, she was adopted, by Ms. Havisham, a wealthy, bitter and vengeful woman, having being jilted at her wedding. Despite, the idea heroine in a Bildungsroman being described as soft, caring and feminine, Estella is described as being cold and distant. Estella believed herself to be superior to Pip, due to his status, which is ironic. As we, travel further into her journey, the reader begins to understand that Estella has been raised to wreak revenge on all men in order to fulfill Ms. Havisham's need to avenge herself against the male species. It is also seen during Estella's most informative years, for whilst she has gratitude and understands her duty towards Ms. Havisham as well as wanting to seek approval, she starts to change and refuses to please Ms. Havisham as she recognizes how she was manipulated. We can see that Estella knows she been used by her mother when she says: "I am what you have made ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Havisham, a wealthy and manipulative woman whose life's journey ended the day she was left at the alter by fiancé, Compeyson. It is evident that she has frozen time in Satis House by stopping all the clocks in the house, as if time no longer continues. She has not changed out of her wedding dress since her wedding day and her wedding cake is still untouched, rotting in her dining room. From that fateful day, Ms. Havisham has lived a life of seclusion, she has not seen the light of day in years, confining herself to the Satis House. In Ms. Havisham's mind the fact that she is not married, means she has no reason to continue living a life of fulfilment or ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 71. Great Expectations Character Analysis Great Expectations is a novel surrounding a young orphan named Pip. Pip is ambitious and hard working kid who is determined and self–motivated, Pip is so in such ways in a sense of, he always is trying to improve himself, hence the title Great Expectations. Pip has great expectations for himself and plans on obtaining them, the theme is represented by self–improvement, ambition, and drive. These things affect Pip in great, and also not so great ways, he often finds himself with the lower hand in situations but doesn't stop. His self criticism drives himself to abuse by himself, whenever Pip finds himself doing something immoral, he can't help but be hard on himself due to his critiques. Pip begins life in a guilty environment. He lives with his sister and her husband Joe, the blacksmith. Mrs. Joe continually makes Pip feel guilty for living when the rest of the family, their parents and five brothers, are lying in the churchyard. It is continually mentioned in the first few chapters by Mrs. Joe and her friends that Pip is lucky that Mrs. Joe has taken on the awful task of bringing him up 'by hand.' She makes him feel guilty for just about everything he does, thus leading to his self criticism brought on now. Pip is playing in the cemetery in the marshes near his home. Pip is studying the graves of his parents when a convict surprises him. The convict turns Pip upside down, looking for food. After finding a piece of bread and eating it, the convict sends Pip home with orders ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 73. Who Is Pip A Hero Written by Charles Dickens, Great Expectations portrays a story in a gothic fiction. This story tells of the protagonist named Pip who is very obsequious at first but after a series of challenging events, he grows into a very auspicious hero. The novel can distinctly be divided into three stages, ignorance of life, growth to knowledge and peace with life. At first, Pip is an abject, shy individual that does not hold his head up. "I have particular reasons for wanting to be a gentleman." (pg 135) This quote shows when Pip first starts out and doesn't even want to show people his true colors, showing the ignorance of life and the ignorance to what his true potentials could be. As the novel progresses, Pip begins to find his inner strength and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 75. Essay on Great Expectations Great Expectations – The Growth of Pip in Society When Joe visits Pip in London, he stays with him at Mr. Jaggers' house. Pip says that "he had little objection to his being seen by Herbert or his father, but he had the sharpest sensitiveness to his being seen by Drummle" (218). This shows that after time had past without Joe, Pip has become self conscious of him and does not want his friends to meet him, afraid that they might think less of him. Since Pip has made such good friends with everyone in his quest to becoming a gentleman, he is afraid of what they might think of him after meeting Joe. After Herbert leaves for the city, Pip gives Joe lessons on good manners and how to act properly around gentlemen so Joe would ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Joe by asking questions about the world around him: " People are put in the Hulks because they murder, and because they rob and forge and do all sorts of bad: and they always begin by asking questions" (12). Since Pip was not allowed to do numerous things, he became a secluded person for most of his childhood and early teens. The first time that Pip actually got to have any kind of a social life was when he went to London to become a gentleman. Even though Mrs. Joe did not like the idea, Pip still went in order to follow his dreams. In addition to getting in trouble for activities that his sister did not approve of, Pip was also forced into going to Miss Havisham's to play whether he wanted to or not: "She wants the boy to go and play there. And of course he is going. And he had better play there or I'll work him" (50). In the end Mrs. Joe's temper proves her own undoing. Since she treated Orlick so mean, he one day attacks her, paralyzing her limbs and affecting her speech. Thereafter "her temper was greatly improved, and she was patient" (122) until the time of her death. In the second stage of the novel, Pip develops a close relationship with Herbert Pocket, Pip's partner at his new job in London. Pip and Herbert first met at Miss Havisham's house, where Herbert launches into a fist fight with the unwilling but stronger Pip. When Pip arrives in London, he is surprised to discover that the person with whom he is staying is ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 77. Compare / Contrast "Araby" & "Lust" Joyce's Araby begins as a story about a young boy and his first love, his neighbor referred to in the story as Mangan's sister. However, the young boy soon turns his innocent love and curiosity into a much more intense desire, transforming this female and his journey to the bazaar into something much more intense and lustful. From the beginning, Joyce paints a picture of the neighborhood in which the boy lives as very dark and cold. Even the rooms within his house are described as unfriendly, "Air, musty from having long been enclosed, hung in all the rooms, and the waste room behind the kitchen was littered with old and useless papers." The young boy sees all of this unpleasant setting around him, and we see Mangan's sister portrayed as ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... However, he ends up coming home so late because he was out drinking all night that the boy ends up being late. In Lust, the female is a student who lives in a partying, wild atmosphere. She talks about how they go to houses and drink and "you'd never know who would end up where or with whom." While it is not directly stated, alcohol is the reason why many of her sexual encounters occur. And while it seems that sex is what she desires, it is really alcohol that is ruining her desire and longing for love and a caring companion of the opposite sex by leading to all these lustful ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...