Character Expectations In Philip Havisham

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“You must know that I have no heart. Oh! I have a heart to be stabbed in or shot in, I have no doubt and, of course, and if it ceased to beat I should cease to be. But you know what I mean. I have no softness there. No sympathy, sentiment, nonsense. I am serious; I have no bestowed my tenderness anywhere. I have never had any of such things.”- Estella Havisham. The girl who had won Philip Pirrip’s heart; the insulting girl who had treated Philip Pirrip badly; the girl who was taught to torment men and break their hearts at the age of three. It was me, Estella Havisham, who was adopted by Miss Havisham, the manic woman who was jilted by her fiancé right before her wedding. Because of being jilted, now she hates all the men in the world and decided to take revenge. She adopted me and told me to break all the hearts of the men in the world. When I was three years old, she started to teach me of how to be a cruel and cold lady. One day, a man named Pumblechook and a boy named Pip came to the Satis House. (p.73). After Miss Havisham’s permission,…show more content…
When Miss Havisham’s birthday arrived, there would be tons of strangers in the Satis who celebrated for her. These were all the insincere friends that only appear when they need assistance form Miss Havisham. I think the main reason why they were here was because they wanted Miss Havisham’s wealth. Miss Havisham asked Pip to get out of her room for a second, so I brought him to the garden, the place where he met the boy and had a fight. I decided to peep from the window and accidentally found out that Pip was actually good at fighting. At the end of the day, when I took Pip to the gate, I let him kiss my cheek before he left. I didn’t love him, but I suddenly realized that he was not the man that I would like to torment. In the next few months, Pip did still come to the Satis. He sometimes walks Miss Havisham, chat with her, or play in front of
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