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What are the similarities and differences in the very disturbed or disturbing characters which are presented in Havisham ,Hitcher and The Laboratory?

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What are the similarities and differences in the very disturbed or disturbing characters which are presented in Havisham ,Hitcher and The Laboratory? There are many similarities between each of the characters in these poems but they also all vary in many ways.It appears that all of the characters are homicidal or otherwise intent on violence towards another person,but each of the characters does it in a different way. The poem "Havisham" is is a monologue spoken by Miss Havisham, a character in Dickens 'Great Expectations'.After being left at the alter by he fianc´┐Ż, she continues to wear her wedding dress and sit in her room without washing or changing her clothes for the rest of her life, while she plots revenge on all men.She tells the reader that has has prayed everyday for the death of ...read more.


to possibly murdering an innocent hitchhiker.The speaker tells us that he has been taking time off work - faking illness and not answering his phone. Being threatened with the sack, he goes in to work again and gets a lift to his hired car. As he drives out of Leeds he picks up a hitchhiker who is travelling light and has no set destination. Some little way later he attacks his passenger, and throws him out of the still-moving car. The last he sees of the hiker, he is "bouncing off the kerb, then disappearing down the verge" - we do not know if he is dead or just badly injured. The driver does not appear to care. ...read more.


the "mortar"."This seems to suggest that she is unstable in someway or becoming deluded.The speaker has begun with a specific purpose - of poisoning one person - but now she seems to want to poison more than one person (Pauline and Elise). The desire and will to inflict pain on others is a similarity is still present in this poem.The speaker in this poem is closer to actually commiting murder than the speaker in 'Havisham' but has not yet gone as far as possibly killing someone like in 'Hitcher'. Overall there are many similarities and differences between all of the speakers in the poems.All show signs of a decaying sanity because of what has happened to them.Though each either plans to commit murder or has commited murder because of a different reason or in a different manner. ...read more.

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