Interview with Ms. Havisham
For my written task I´m gonna write an Interview with Miss Havisham from the poem `Havisham´ by Carol Ann Duffy.
The poem is published in The Worlds Wife, a collection of poems by CAD in 1999. The collection takes characters, stories, histories and myths which focus on important events in history from a female perspective and in a controversial way. She look at the women that were previously obscured behind the men.
Miss Havisham is a significant character in Charles Dickens novel Great expectations (1861). She is a wealthy spinster who lives in her ruined mansion with her adopted daughter, Estella. Her expectations are ruined, and she becomes an `immensely rich and grim lady´ who refuses to take off her decaying, tattered wedding gown. Dickens describes her as looking as `the witch of the place´.
Although she has often been portrayed in film versions as very elderly, Dickens´ own notes indicate that she is only in her mid-fifties. However, it is also indicated that her long life away from the sunlight has in itself aged her, and she is said to look like a cross between a waxwork and a skeleton, with moving eyes.
Mr. Albert, an Interviewer from the New York times Newspaper, is going to ask her about her life and what happened after her groom left. Why she is still waiting and wearing her dress, why he left her and things like why she didn´t marry someone else.
Mr. Albert: Good evening Ms. Havisham. Welcome and Thank