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In life symbolism is present all around us Whether it is in the clothes wewear the things we do or what we buy everything has a meaning Symbolism isalso present in literature and it is shown in Charles Dickens Great ExpectationsThe symbols of isolation manipulation the tragic hero and wanting to besomeone else are seen throughout the book through the characters of EstellaThe character of Estella represents the symbols of isolation and manipulationBy acting as an adult when she was still young she separated herself from Pipand others This was due in large part to the way Miss Havisham her stepmotherraised her She had no emotion as Miss Havisham used her for revenge on men Onhis first visit to the Satis House Pip overheard Miss Havisham tell EstellaWell You can break his heart 65 By doing what Miss Havisham tells her toshe shows she is just as heartless as her stepmother She also representsmanipulation in how she played with Pips feelings who has strong feelings forher eventhough he also cannot stand her She tells Pip Come here You may kissme if you like 102 Although the kiss may have meant a lot to Pip it didnot mean anything to Estella as she was just playing with Pips emotionsThe character of Magwitch represents the symbols of isolation and the tragichero In this case he was physically isolated from society because he was aconvict and was looked upon with disgust When Magwitch confesses and apologizesto Joe for stealing the food Joe replies poor miserable fellow creatur 43Magwitch also illustrates the symbol of the tragic hero Throughout most of thebook Magwitch is looked down upon by Pip Magwitch talks about his gratitudefor Pip when he helped him as a convict many years ago You acted noble myboy said he 356 Noble Pip And I have never forgot it 356 He showswhy he is a hero when he explains to Pip that he was the benefactor and the oneresponsible
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