Characters Archives: Estella

Estella Havisham (best known in literature simply as Estella) is a significant character in the Charles Dickens novel, Great Expectations.

 

Though she never knows it herself, Estella is the child of the lawyer Jaggers’s maidservant Molly, a gypsy at that time, and Abel Magwitch.

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He calls the knaves Jacks, this boy!

Background. “He calls the knaves Jacks, this boy!” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 8). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.     Context. This quote said by Estella to Pip. Pip, the narrator and main character of Great Expectations has started to pay visits to the […]

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I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.

Background. “I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape” is a quotation from Great Expectations (Chapter 59). Great Expectations is Charles Dickens‘s thirteenth novel first published between 1860 and 1861.   Context. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 59, in which Estella is talking to Pip about […]

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