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    come across the miserable love story of the shattered Miss Havisham. Also the heart breaker Estella, in which she is not able to give the anticipated love story that the reader awaited on. The main character Pip, seems to be out of luck in love and could not be able to conquer the love target in his eyes. In Great Expectations , Charles Dickens explores on how love is not always fortunate to have the merry ending that is envisioned. Miss Havisham a wealthy, sloppy, and creepy lady who lives in Satis

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    Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations contains a riveting story, complete with characters who are captivating, as well as pertinent. Some of the more memorable characters are Miss Havisham and Joe Gargery. Although Miss Havisham isn’t the most altruistic person, she plays a significant role in Pip’s life. Joe Gargery is a completely different person. He resembles a father figure to Pip, and he provides a solicitous spirit in his life. Both have suffered, but they handle their pains in very different

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    Miss Havisham Analysis

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    adaptations, being on cinema or television. This novel presents one of the most cinematographic characters, Miss Havisham, who is eccentric in both her appearance and behaviour. An event from her past traumatised her and makes her a unique complex character. Adapting Miss Havisham to the screen is therefore very interesting, as well as complicated. In this essay, three interpretations of Miss Havisham will be taken into account, David Lean’s with Martita Hunt, BBC’s mini series with Gillian Anderson and

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    Interview with Ms. Havisham Rationale 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

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    the book, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, several different characters have different mental disorders. The most obvious one is Miss Havisham. Some of the disorders she has includes depression, social anxiety, and PTSD. There’s many pieces of evidence throughout the whole book to prove this. Overall, Miss Havisham has several different disorders. Miss Havisham suffers from depression. She has had problems all her life after she was left. People that suffer from depression are “Likely to have

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    this is Miss Havisham. Her backstory was that she fell in love with Compeyson, who apparently was a conman, and he stole her fortune and left her at the altar. After being left by Compeyson, Miss Havisham made a vow that she would never fall in love again or let her adopted daughter, Estella, fall in love. She used her wealth (inheritance) to create in Estella the ability to take revenge on all me. Miss Havisham educated Estella and brought her up to be a “man-hating” woman. In the novel Miss Havisham

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    Dynamic Characters

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    Although Pip is the main character, he makes a lot of wrong choices and does not realize it till the end, some of which are based on the fact that he wants to please others, such as Estella. When Pip goes to Miss Havisham’s house and meets Estella, she judges him for having “thick boots”, “coarse hands”, and how “he calls the knaves, jacks.” (59) This immediately makes Pip feel ashamed of himself and he blames Joe for the way he is when he says, “I wished Joe

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    traits, and this character is miss havisham that is in great expectations, I am going to talk in depth about the traits and the strengths that miss havisham has and the weaknesses. Miss Havisham is an important character in the book. Without her, Pip never would have been able to get his apprenticeship, he never would have met Estella, and he never would have wanted to become a gentleman in the first place, because he wouldn’t see anything wrong with himself. Miss Havisham feels only hate towards men

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    ideas, habits, phrases and costumes, making together a man or woman, or child whom we know at a glance and recognize a sound, as we do our own intimate friends,”. In particular, his statement is relevant to the characters of Pip, Estella and Miss Havisham from Dickens’ novel “Great Expectations”. As a novel about the coming of age, “Great Expectations” presents the growth and development of a single character; Pip. As both the narrator and the protagonist of the novel, Pip is by far the most important

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    ‘Havisham’ is a poem told by a woman called Miss Havisham, who is a character in ‘Great Expectations’ written by Charles Dickens, and in the book she is portrayed as a rich but pathetic woman. Through reading the poem, the readers are able to realise that she detests her ‘title’, and it can also be seen when she does not use the ‘Miss’ in Miss Havisham (she is emphasizing her individuality). The poem is about her anger and fury, and through her choice of words the readers are able to picture her

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    class. The discovery of his “expectations” seems to give Pip motive for his shame at his origins, and he ends up wanting to place some distance between himself and his original home. Pip becomes aware of his social class background from meeting Miss Havisham and Estella, who are of the upper social class, when he states that “[n]ow the reality was in [his] hold, [he] only felt that [he] was dusty with the dust of small-coal” (Chapter XIV 87).Another change takes place when Magwitch secretly hands Pip

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    like Herbert and the Finches. When Pip was little, he was best friends with Joe. But as he got older, they started to drift apart. He used to want to become a blacksmith like Joe but as he got older he saw how money could change his life through Miss Havisham and Estella. He started despising being a blacksmith and wanted to become a gentleman very badly. When he inherits the fortune, he becomes snobby towards Joe and Biddy because he has all of the money he got and. Once he gets to London, he gets

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    ALFONSO CUARON’S GREAT EXPECTATIONS This adaptation replace the XIX century context to a modern XX century characters, costumes, background… The result is one of the most controversial adaptations of Dickens stories. This adaptation makes a classic closer to the contemporary public maintaining the most basic parts of the plot, so many parts of the story are deleted or simplified. This adaptation of the Dickens novel was directed by Alfonso Cuarón, co-writing the screenplay with Mitch Glazer. Starring

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    Love and Sacrifice: Leading to Redemption in A Tale of Two Cities An author writes from personal experience, and their touch taints all the words on the page. Their carefully crafted lines suggest their upbringing and social viewpoint. Charles Dickens’s biased look on society results from his past, and shines through in his writing. His lower-class upbringing in nineteenth century England during the Industrial Revolution caused him to respect those who work up the social ladder, although he did

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    Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World delivers an interesting view of the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer’s paintings and how they open a door into the world during the seventeenth century. Painted to convey the everyday lives of his subjects, Vermeer’s canvases reveal merchant families in their homes engaging in very average actions like reading letters or talking to one another. Adversely, the author Timothy Brook uses the art Vermeer created to portray the beginning

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    Bill Bryson Literary Commentary 13/01/2016 Liam S.Hare Introduction: Chapter seven in the book, “The Lost Continent” written by Bill Bryson, struck me as a rather disappointing chapter in the book. Because of its endless repetitiveness, i found myself just as confused and irritated as Bryson must have been writing this chapter. The Chapter in question, commences in the morning in a town named “Tupelo”. Famed worldwide for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley, as you already know. Bryson is

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    Tuesday Wars Themes

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    Some adults can have a mentoring role in a child’s life. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D Schmidt is a novel about Holling Hoodhood’s seventh grade year. In the story Holling is always told by his father how to act so he can inherit the family business, Hoodhood and Associates. When Holling has Mrs. Baker as a teacher he must be nice because Hoodhood and Associates wants to win a bid for her families sporting business. Holling starts to read Shakespeare with Mrs. Baker and begins to see the world around

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    Early Greek comedy was strongly contrasted to grandeur and gravity of the tragedy. Aristophanes, the Grand Master of Comedy, used different types of humor in his work, including farce, jokes with sexual connotation, satire and literary parody. Unlike tragedy, the storyline does not originate from traditional mythological heritage or legends, but is the product of the creative imagination of the writer, main topics including political and social satire. Over the centuries comedy was moving away from

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    phrase ‘time when he would come’ is hyperbolised, given a greater importance than would be expected of a husband coming home. She also notices ‘the oily swirls in the liquid’ Patrick drinks. ‘Oily swirls’ suggest such a minute detail that most would miss but that Mary notices. All of her habits reveal how observant she is to the point of obsession. At the same time, Dahl intends for Mary’s name to be interpreted allegorically as ‘Mary Magdalene’; the embodiment of innocence and Christian devotion.

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    The Man Who Changed Society Charles John Huffam Dickens was a marvelous novelist, his work not only influenced literature but engrained itself into modern culture. Charles Dickens life seemed basically life a novel he would have written himself. The life of this famous author isn 't anything you would have expected. Even I was astonished to learn about Charles Dickens 's life. He introduced 247 new words or new usages to The Oxford English Dictionary. Words like butter-finger, cheesiness, fluffiness

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