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The author Charles Dickens was a talented illustrator of character Throughout his novel Great Expectations he presents this gift by creating several unique characters A dominant character throughout the novel is Estella adopted daughter of the eccentric Miss Havisham Estella is cold-hearted a victim of Miss Havisham and repentant Throughout the novel Estella has a hard time understanding feelings As a child when Pip would play with her she was cold to him And what coarse hands he has And what thick boots 57 The characteristic is significantly seen in response to Pips declaration of love It seems said Estella very calmly that there are certain sentiments fancies-I dont know how to call them-which I am not able to comprehend When you say you love me I know what you mean as a form of words but nothing more 347 Her lack of emotions and understanding give the people who love her a difficult time Estella appears to do what she has to in a manner irritatingly relaxed She functions like a robot programed to carry necessary tasks You may kiss me if you like 88 she tells Pip with no feeling almost as if the kiss was money or a gift With every cold-hearted action Estella furthers herself from any true feeling Though she advocated it Estellas actions werent entirely her fault Motivated by a jilting on her wedding day Miss Havisham adopts Estella to raise her into a heartless instrument of revenge against men Estella makes unwise decisions mostly based on Miss Havishams teachings She marries Pips rival Walter Drummle who beats her Miss Havisham pushes Estella to the limit and ends up hurting Estella and herself as well Miss Havishams expectations for her isolates Estella into a cold wretched creature Ironically she has turned Estella into her own worst enemy A loveless marriage serves as an impetus to Estellas redemption When Estella and Pip meet again at Satis House Estella reveals she
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