Where does Miss Havisham use power and dominance over Pip and Estella in Great Expectations?
Miss Havisham dominates Pip and Estella’s lives from the time they are children to the time she dies, leaving them with a lasting impression of pain.
Miss Havisham suffers, so she wants others to suffer. When Jaggers gives her Magwitch’s daughter Estella, he assumes that the little girl will have a better life with a rich lady, and Miss Havisham wanted a daughter. He does not realize why she wants a daughter. She wants a girl so she can get revenge on men.
When Pip first meets Estella, he does not know why he’s there.
I thought I overheard Miss Havisham answer—only it seemed so unlikely—“Well? You can break his heart.” (ch 8, p. 42)
Pip is a helpless poor boy, and Estella is a helpless orphan. Miss Havisham has complete...
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