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by Charles Dickens

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Who meets Pip at the gate of the Satis House?

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A highly nervous Pip is met at the gates of Satis House, Miss Havisham's crumbling residence, by Estella. Pip is immediately struck by the young lady's extraordinary beauty. However, he also notices that her personality doesn't match her looks. For Estella shows herself to be extremely rude as she sends Uncle Pumblechook on his way. If anything, she's even more unpleasant towards young Pip, treating him with cold indifference.

It isn't very long before Estella expresses her open contempt for this "common laboring boy". The problem is that Estella's been brought up by Miss Havisham to be a lady of refinement. Therefore, she thinks herself so much better than those of a lower class, especially someone like Pip, who's been brought up in a humble blacksmith's cottage amidst the bleak landscape of the Romney Marshes.

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