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Great Expectations The Character of Estella One of our first thoughts like readers when we finish the novel is to establish two lists one of good characters and other of bad characters Since this paper is devoted to the character of Estella the question would be is she a good character or a bad character But before beginning the analysis of Estella in the novel which will try to give an answer to this question we are going to deal with the symbology of the name of Estella As we already know the name of the characters in Dickens is very important In the case of Estella indicates her personality her relation with other characters and even the way in which she moves along the novel It is obvious Estella makes a reference to stars Stars are cold but beautiful to see The same happens with Estella she has a cold personality but she is very pretty Remember she was given to Miss Havisham at night which is when stars appear Stella without the first e is the name of Sydneys beloved Probably he gave his beloved this name because she was married in the real life and so he could not reach her Stars are far and they can not be reached by us In GE Estella is presented as an impossible dream for Pip In the same way Pip has expectations in a material level Estella would be Pips love expectation In a Christian sense the star is a quality applied to the Virgin Mary Stars are used for orientation to guide us when we are lost at night We could say the Virgin Mary lights her sons in the night of sin In the novel Estella appears as a light it is Pips orientation and he always has her in his mind If we look at the sky we can see different kinds of stars One of them is a star which
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