How was Miss Havisham's behaviour strange in Great Expectations?

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Miss Havisham appears as a grotesque figure from a fairytale to the young Pip. She has been so traumatized by being left at the marriage altar that she has stopped time in terms of her surroundings. She stays in a dark room in her yellowing wedding gown amid her mouldering...

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Miss Havisham appears as a grotesque figure from a fairytale to the young Pip. She has been so traumatized by being left at the marriage altar that she has stopped time in terms of her surroundings. She stays in a dark room in her yellowing wedding gown amid her mouldering wedding cake and cobwebs.

The older Pip telling the story knows that Miss Havisham was treated cruelly. He knows, in retrospect, that she has devoted herself to getting revenge on men by raising her ward, Estella, to be a cold, proud heartbreaker. Miss Havisham invites Pip into her life so that he will fall in love with Estella and that Estella will reject and hurt him. Of course, as a young man, Pip knows none of this and innocently believes that Miss Havisham has his best interests at heart.

Miss Havisham's strange behavior shows in her mouldering appearance and in an embittered psyche that manifests itself in how she raises Estella.

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Miss Havisham’s behavior is not normal. 

She never leaves the house, has stayed in her wedding dress since the day she was left at the altar, and her entire house is decaying.

[Everything] which ought to be white, had been white long ago, and had lost its luster, and was faded and yellow…. 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. (ch 8, p. 40)

Miss Havisham was left at the altar by Compeyson, after he conspired with her half-brother Arthur to try to bilk her out of her fortune.  She was so scarred by the experience that she shut herself inside the house for over a decade.  She did not change out of her wedding dress, and let it yellow and decay.  The wedding cake and decorations also remained.  Nothing changed, as if time stopped the day she was betrayed.

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