Pip is influenced by many influences which cloud his judgment between right and wrong.
“What do you want for them?” (282)
In the book Great Expectations, Charles Dickens created a very eccentric but interesting main character named Miss Havisham. Miss Havisham was introduced in the book by Pip. Pip was taken to her in her bedroom and described her as an old, yellowed woman with white hair, dressed in white satins, laces and silks, wearing a long white veil with bridal flowers in her hair. He described her room by saying, "But I saw that everything within my view, which ought to be white, had been white long ago," which implied that everything was very old. Pip was immediately afraid of her.
Miss Havisham was a wealthy old lady who lived in Satis House, a large house with a brewery and gardens. When she moved there, it was in very nice condition. The brewery was run and everything was kept in good condition. She was engaged to marry a character who was called Compeyson but was jilted on her wedding day. When Miss Havisham received the letter from Compeyson saying that she was being jilted the time was twenty minutes to nine and Miss Havisham was in the middle of getting dressed for her wedding. She was so devastated that she stopped everything right then. All the clocks were stopped at twenty minutes to nine; the brewery was shut down, the wedding cake left to rot and all the windows were boarded up.
Miss Havishams life was ruined afterwards. She didnt believe in love anymore, as she clearly stated when she told Pip, "Ill tell you what love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter-as I did!" Although she did not believe in love, she adopted girl to raise. Miss Havishams purpose was to raise her adopted daughter, Estella, without love so she could get...