Revenge And Guilt In Great Expectations By Charles Dickens

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All the characters in Charles Dickens’s nineteenth-century novel, Great Expectations feels regret and guilt at one point. Revenge, the act of inflicting hurt or harm on someone for an injury or wrong suffered at their hands. Hand and hand with each guilt and revenge work together on account of everyone that wants revenge eventually feels guilty about it later. In fact, Charles Dicken’s uses revenge and guilt as part of the plot all the way until the end. Raised by Miss Havisham to break a man’s heart Estella would have fallen in love with her than leaving them. Even though Estella was raised to break hearts she ends up breaking Miss. Havisham's too. While Estella was growing up all she knew was how to make boys fall in love with her and then break their heart. Once she was older and liked Pip she realized that what Miss Havisham has been teaching her was wrong. Estella wants to be retaliated with Miss Havisham by breaking her heart like she did to all the boys. Nevertheless, she leaves Miss Havisham just like her husband did, but Estella; that's when Miss Havisham decides that what she did to Pip was wrong and begged for his forgiveness. Orlick wants to make reprisal with Pip, but it ends up backfiring on him instead. Orlick thinks that Pip is the reason why he lost his job at Miss Havisham and at Joe’s blacksmith, so he goes after Mrs. Joe and ends up putting her on bed rest. Additionally, he also blames Pip for ruining his chance with Biddy and to find a better job.
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