In Chapter VIII of Great Expectations, Pip is taken to Satis House by Uncle Pumblechook upon the request of Miss Havisham to have a boy from town come out to play with her ward Estella, who calls out to Pumblechook, then comes to unlock the gate. As the pretty Estella stands at the gate, Pumblechook attempts to enter; however, Estella informs him in "an undiscussable way" that Miss Havisham does not wish to see him, and closes the gate.When he is led up darkened stairs by this haughty young lady, Pip is shown into a room that is the dressing room of Miss Havisham.
There amid the sundry items on her table, sits Miss Havisham, a woman in the ruins of a wedding dress with one shoe off. She orders Pip, “Come nearer; let me look at you. Come close.” Without any introduction of herself, the aristocrat, Miss Havisham, informs Pip that she craves some diversion, and orders him to call Estella and play cards with the young lady. However, the haughty Estella is insulted by being told to play with such a "common boy." So, as they play, she ignores Pip and talks to Estella as though he is not within hearing distance, instructing her that she can break his heart. Then, after Estella asks what games he knows and Pip tells her "beggar my neighbor, miss," Miss Havisham orders Estella, "Beggar him."
After Estella has insulted Pip, Miss Havisham asks Pip what he thinks of her. When he says that Estella is very insulting, Miss Havisham merely asks, "Anything else?" Pip tells her he would like to go home, but Miss Havisham asks, "And never see her again, though she is so pretty?" So, Pip finishes the game, and Estella impetuously throws the cards at him. But, Miss Havisham orders Pip to return in six days. " I know nothing of days of the week; I know nothing of weeks of the year. Come again after six days. You hear?”
Clearly Miss Havisham acts the aristocrat. She has a perspective of her own, and she orders anyone nearby to do certain things. Feeling superior to the other people in the room, her character orders others to open windows, cut off short conversations, and examine the motivation of others in the room with theme.