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Meeting Miss Havisham In the first line the phrase "a clear voice demanded" tells us that Estella is a spoilt and demanding girl. She is used to getting her way with Miss Havisham so she acts this way with everyone else. When Estella says "Ah! But you see she don't" this implies that she is very negative and arrogant; she has been brought up to have no emotion. Also this quote, " Though she called me 'boy' so often, and with carelessness that was far from complimentary..." suggests that Estella believes that she is above Pip and has no good reason to call him by his name. When Pip says, "Being a girl, and beautiful and self-possessed; and she was scornful of me as if she had been one-and-twenty, and a queen." the statement shows us that Pip feels that Estella is a queen and she is more important than anyone else and Pip also believes this. ...read more.


Her dress used to be white, a colour of innocence and life. Yellow represents death and decay like old teeth. This statement, "But I saw that everything within my view which ought to be white, had been long ago, and had lost its lustre, and was faded and yellow." tells us that she was jilted a long time ago when she was younger, she hadn't changed her clothes or touched anything in the room, and everything is in the same place as it was years ago. We get the impression from this passage that seeing Miss Havisham reminds him of the scariest thing he has ever seen; "Now waxwork and skeleton seemed to have dark eyes that moved and looked at me." The quote, "She uttered the word with an eager look, and with strong emphasis and with a weird smile that had a kind of boast in it." ...read more.


"Without this arrest of everything, this standing still of all the pale decayed objects, not even the withered bridal dress on the collapsed form could have looked so like grave-clothes, or long veil so like a shroud. So she sat, corpse-like, as we played cards." This implies that Miss Havisham and the Satis house are both old and almost dead, there is no life left in them, just dust and old furniture from the wedding. Miss Havisham is able to manipulate Pip's feelings because of the way he feels about Estella, "She says many hard things about you, but you say nothing of her. What do you think of her?" Miss Havisham is trying to draw out Pip's feeling so that she can break his heart by using Estella to crush his spirit and make him feel useless. At the end of the episode I think Pip is feeling a lot of emotions; anger, love, sadness, but he is also confused. He does not know what to make of his first visit to the Satis house. ...read more.

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