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Great Expectations Essay Some people are willing to do just about anything for love and on the account of it This is evident in everyday life as one may watch a friend change for a loved one However it does not make a difference whether the change occurs consciously or unconsciously The important thing is that it occurs Remarkably love has a way of transforming people It may turn a common boy into a gentlemen a hardened convict into a compassionate man or a beautiful bride into miserable figure in faded and yellow dress In the novel Great Expectations by Charles Dickens love alters the lives and personalities of Miss Havisham Pip and Magwitch three characters who have had the fortune or misfortune to encounter it The most memorable metamorphosis transpired in Miss Havisham Once young and frivolous she fell in love with a handsome man named Compeyson who played with her emotions and since she was fairly well off used her for her money as well He broke her heart with a letter he sent to her the day of their wedding She received it while she was dressing for her marriage at twenty minutes to nine the hour and the minute at which she afterwards stopped all clocks Great Expectations Pg 168 Many years later she was still exactly as she had been the day of her wedding only much much older The bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress and like the flowers and had no brightness left but the brightness of her sunken eyes Great Expectations Pg 53 Her love for Compeyson had been so strong that her broken heart never healed She renounced the world and shut herself up in her house never to see daylight again There is no doubt that it was her blind devotion unquestioning self humiliation utter submission trust and belief Great Expectations Pg 224 which caused her to act with
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