Havisham- Miss Havisham is character from Dickens' novel 'Great Expectations'. She was jilted on her wedding day and ended up a bit mad. Havisham has not moved on with her life. She is still a dejected lady.

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  • Created on: 16-03-09 22:32

Violent Language- First Stanza

By calling the jilted bridegroom ‘beloved sweetheart *******’ the reader instantly understands the love and hate relationship Miss Havisham has towards him.

The ‘dark green pebbles’ for eyes suggest a metaphor for the way Miss Havisham is feeling. Her compassion for others has hardened like stone and the green colour suggests emotions of jealously.

The ‘ropes on the back of my hands’ emphasise that Miss Havisham has become an old lady. She is so angry with him that she could strangle him.

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