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.

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be.

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be.

2019-04-25T07:13:33+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

I never had one hour’s happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

I never had one hour's happiness in her society, and yet my mind all round the four-and-twenty hours was harping on the happiness of having her with me unto death.

2019-04-11T15:21:25+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

I am what you have made me. Take all the praise, take all the blame; take all the success, take all the failure; in short, take me.

I am what you have made me. Take all the praise, take all the blame; take all the success, take all the failure; in short, take me.

2019-04-11T07:06:47+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?

Moths, and all sorts of ugly creatures hover about a lighted candle. Can the candle help it?

2019-04-25T07:14:38+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.

There was a long hard time when I kept far from me the remembrance of what I had thrown away when I was quite ignorant of its worth.

2019-04-14T20:11:43+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.

I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.

2019-04-14T20:19:44+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: |

In a word, it was impossible for me to separate her, in the past or in the present, from the innermost life of my life.

In a word, it was impossible for me to separate her, in the past or in the present, from the innermost life of my life.

2019-04-07T09:22:15+01:00Categories: Great Expectations|Tags: , |