What Is Miss Havisham

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In the novel, Great Expectations, written by Charles Dickens in a realistic gothic fiction genre, a young boy named Pip grows up and falls in love with a girl named Estella. As time progresses, Pip moves to London and back while being involved in an intricate plot with an escape convict, a heartbroken evil women, and many friends and enemies. Miss Havisham influenced Pip in a harmful way throughout the novel due to her ignorance of pain and how she only wanted to exact her revenge on all men for her sadness. In this story, love symbolizes the ignorance that people have such as Pip and Estella and Havisham with all other individuals. “She took no notice of me until she had the candle in her hand, when she looked over her shoulder,”(pg 83)
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