Essays Tagged: "Havisham"

Charles Dickens¹s Great expectations

ver seen this level of respect for someone that was his direct acquaintance before, except for Miss Havisham, who he knew had great wealth.This dual lifestyle is paralleled in Mr. Wemmick, the clerk f ... n't like he idea, but he ends up coming anyway. Also, when he finds that Orlick is working for Miss Havisham, he is apparently shocked. He remembers him working for Joe, and doesn't think it's right t ...

(3 pages) 97 1 4.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

g to be someone else are seen throughout the book through the characters of Estella, Magwitch, Miss Havisham, and Pip.The character of Estella represents the symbols of isolation and manipulation. By ... still young, she separated herself from Pip and others. This was due in large part to the way Miss Havisham, her stepmother, raised her. She had no emotion, as Miss Havisham used her for revenge on m ...

(3 pages) 121 0 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Dickens, "Great Expectations".

duces the reader to many intriguing and memorable characters, including the eccentric recluse, Miss Havisham, the shrewd and careful lawyer, Mr. Jaggers, and the benevolent convict, Abel Magwitch. How ... se Pip's character to become less likable are those that he develops after being introduced to Miss Havisham and Estella. During his first visit to the Satis House, Estella, who considers herself much ...

(8 pages) 156 0 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Estella is cruel but she also suffers. How do you judge her in Great Expectations?

Estella lived in Satis house as a child with Miss Havisham, who is her adopted mother. While living in Satis house she didn't have any child friends, ... a childhood she has had to compete with the Pockets and the their scheming against her to gain miss Havisham's money. So this toughened Estella up, as she had to be cruel to survive, against everyone. ... ant to marry a nice man as she would never be able to love him as she is mentally scarred from miss Havisham, and she realises her mistakes, so she deserves better than him.'now, when suffering has be ...

(3 pages) 67 1 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How does Dickens in his portrayal of Miss Havisham explore the theme of isolation?

sants of the marsh country (Joe and Biddy) to the middle class (Pumblechook) to the very rich (Miss Havisham). The theme of social class is central to the novel's plot and to the ultimate moral theme ... tary aristocracy in favor of characters whose fortunes have been earned through commerce. Even Miss Havisham's family fortune was made through the brewery that is still connected to her manor. In this ...

(5 pages) 57 2 3.9 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

In the Book Great Expectations, who most influcened Pip? Book: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens

Pip's decisions. However all four characters greatly affected Pip in Gargery, Herbert Pocket, Miss Havisham, and Abel Magwitch. Each person had a different way his quest to become a gentleman.Joe Gar ... ht Pip to be loving and respectful to his friends and family. But when Pip is first invited to Miss Havisham's house to play with Estella he quickly becomes embarrassed of his past. Joe does not under ...

(4 pages) 33 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Different Treatment of "Swine" and "Puppy" Great Expectations, Charles Dickens

in life is Pip given any consideration that might be described as kind. Such is the case when Miss Havisham sends for him to come to her home and play. Overnight, Pumblechook, who had compared Pip to ... start in life. When Pip receives his great expectations everyone assumes they are from Miss Havisham. Pumblechook is beside himself with pride, for he believes that in Pip he has indeed plucke ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

1-Illusions and reality in Dickens' Great Expectations

n-named benefactor that should be used to go to London and become a gentleman. Pip assumed that Ms. Havisham, Estella's adoptive mother, was the benefactress. My dream was out; my wild fancy was surpa ... mother, was the benefactress. My dream was out; my wild fancy was surpassed by sober reality; Miss Havisham was going to make my fortune on a grand scale. This was the reality that Pip had invented f ...

(19 pages) 55 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

How far do the experiences of young Pip in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens reflect the life of minors in the 19th century?

smith. He seems reasonably well off and happy with life. However, after Pip's first liaison with Ms Havisham and particularly Esetella, Pip becomes dissatisfied with life and feels that the working cl ... es would suck him into the ground. These feelings of shame only arise after Pip's first visit to Ms Havisham. During the visit Estella ridicules him and when Pip returns home, he is haunted by the rea ...

(8 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens: "Great Expectations".

three of the setting s used in 'Great Expectations'.I have chosen to use the forge, London and Miss Havisham's house. I chose these three because the forge is the lifestyle he has now that he was happ ... h but then he saw how different life could be if he was part of the upper class and had money. Miss Havisham's house is were he saw this and realised how much he wanted things to change. Pip then trav ...

(13 pages) 56 0 3.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Big issue review "Great Expectations".

orphan who befriends a fugitive convict and who grows up in the company of a bitter old woman, Miss Havisham, and her young associate, Estella. Pip (John Mills) learns the rewards of both vindictivene ... ame time is intrigued by Pip but she acts all vain and snobbish. The character which I hated was Ms Havisham (Martita Hunt). She was a sad low life. She wanted people like Estella to follow her footst ...

(2 pages) 16 0 5.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

'By what means does Dickens make his description of Miss Havisham and Satis House in chapter eight so effective?'

vely. This is particularly recognisable with his use of imagery in chapter 8. Satis House and Miss Havisham are vital aspects of the novel. Dickens has a tenacious understanding of how they are to be ... at they have. Dickens could have related this to his early experiences of poverty as a child. Miss Havisham herself is also a main focus point for Dickens. She too radiates mystery, and it appears ev ...

(5 pages) 32 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Different portrayals of women in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations"

nly explored through Estella, one of the main female characters in the novel, and also through Miss Havisham, who brought her up from the age of 3, and Biddy, a simple country girl.Estella begins the ... d Biddy, a simple country girl.Estella begins the novel as "vixenish" character, brought up by Miss Havisham to be so. She is cold, cynical and manipulative, trained to grow up to break the hearts of ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Dickens is famous for his eccentric characters, which characters have a particular effect on you and why?

class and Pip has the expectation of growing into a higher social status this after he meets Misses Havisham, this is where he first encounters the eccentric old woman. Dickens describes her and her l ... ry in the novel to help you see her character. Another effective way in which dickens portrays Miss Havisham is how he introduces her with mystery."will be the finished curse upon him"-Miss Havisham t ...

(4 pages) 1306 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Early in "Great Expectations", Dickens turns Pip into a snob. How does Dickens show the process and results of this change?

sband Mr. Joe Gargery the blacksmith.The first experience Pip had of snobbery was his visit to Miss Havisham's house, where he was caught up in a social experiment conducted by Miss Havisham.'He calls ... wledge on how gentleman live. This starts to form a social hierarchy in itself, where, through Miss Havisham's and Estella's eyes, Miss Havisham is at the top, then her child Estella, then Pip, and at ...

(8 pages) 9 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Great Expectation Chapters 1-10 Summary

il her and Uncle P. arrived at the house and they brought up a suggestion that Pip should go to Mrs.Havisham's house to play with her daughter Estella.Chapter 8 In chapter eight the author tal ... a.Chapter 8 In chapter eight the author talks about Pip getting ready for and going to Mrs. Havisham's house. When they arrive there Pip is let inside the gate but not Uncle P. He followed Est ...

(3 pages) 3941 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

But A Fly In A Web

s trapped early in her life by her forced relocation from her mother and father to a life with Miss Havisham, an eccentric, rich, old woman. As a child, Estella's parents, Abel Magwitch, a man convict ... awyer named Mr. Jaggers, who within the same period of time happened to have been dealing with Miss Havisham. Havisham was looking for a child at the time, a girl in particular. After putting two and ...

(5 pages) 425 0 5.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does Dickens convey a portrait of society in 19th century in the first 17 chapters of "Great Expectations"

ter in the story Mrs. Joe comes back with Pumblechook and tells Pip that he is going to play at Ms. Havisham's. This shows us that not only was there a yawning chasm of difference between the classes ... s power over poor and could get them to do what they wanted. We see this from the fact that all Ms. Havisham has to do if she wants a boy to pay at her house is to tell a tenant of hers that she wants ...

(3 pages) 12 0 1.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

Cast of Characters: Puns and symbolism in two character?s names: 1. Miss Havisham: SHAM means to trick or delude. Miss Havisham?s life was shaped by the hoax played upon her ... le who is a pompous corn and seed dealer.5. Mr. Wopsle: A parish clerk who becomes an actor.6. Miss Havisham: an eccentric, rich lady who is seeking revenge for past rejections of herself.7. Estella H ... seeking revenge for past rejections of herself.7. Estella Havisham: a haughty, cruel girl whom Miss Havisham has adopted.8. Mr. Jaggers: A London lawyer for several characters in the novel: Miss Havis ...

(3 pages) 7 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Dickens and Dames: The Relation of Dickens and Women in "Great Expectations"

of a Victorian wife and does not disrupt the household with his own whims and needs (Farrell). Miss Havisham and Estella have a sense of masculine manipulability, as they force Pip into submission whe ... nipulability, as they force Pip into submission when they steal his love and manipulate it for Miss Havisham’s own intentions. Never having a true masculine male guardian, Pip is reintroduced wit ...

(6 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens