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The Villains of "Great Expectations"

Summary: Villainous behavior is a main theme of "Great Expectations," the classic novel by Charles Dickens.
Villains are vital in literature as they allow the plot to surge ahead. They also provide the protagonist with an opponent. No matter where a person looks, there are many villains present, as well as examples of villainous behaviour.

Within the text Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, there is one very obvious villain - Miss Havisham. Pip calls Miss Havisham "the strangest lady I have ever seen." Miss Havisham is an old woman living in Satis House, a large house located close to Pip's village. She lives with her adopted daughter named Estella. Miss Havisham has not left the house since being jilted on her wedding-day, and she still wears her faded wedding dress. Her wedding cake is decaying on a table and the house is almost in ruins.

Miss Havisham is a villain because she isolates herself from the outside world. Dickens informs the...

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