Great Expectations character analysis on estellaPaper Rating: Word Count: 1211 Approx Pages: 5
With a beautiful angelic face and a cold heart Estella serves an important role as Pip's love interest in the story. Although she is everything that Pip should never want in a friend that doesn't stop him from loving her. In the novel "Great Expectations by Charles Dickens Estella is an important character in both the literal and figurative development of the story.
In the story Estella is a very unforgettable character because of her enchanting beauty, cold hearted personality, and superior behavior. As a child Estella is a very attractive rich young girl. She is growing up a lady, which makes her feel like everybody else is common or inferior to her. She is really beautiful with her long auburn hair, soft innocent face, and elegant dresses that nobody can see past that into the truly conceited, uncaring girl she really is.
She has been living with her very wealthy adoptive mother Miss Havisham since she was three years old, who is very eccentric because of a past heartbreak. Miss Havisham has been brainwashing Estella to "break men's hearts by raising her to be compassionless, manipulative, and deceitful because she wants to protect her from the same painful heartbreak she went through. Also she wants to act through Estella to seek revenge on the male race for the hurt she suffered many years ago when she was stood up at her wedding. Therefore all throughout the majority of Estella's life she was struggling with the inner battle of not being able to act of her own free will but only of the imposing upbringing of Miss Havisham.
When Pip is invited by Miss Havisham to come play with Estella he becomes very fascinated by the elegance and fortune they have. When he meets Estella he is transfixed by her pure physical beauty that he falls passionately in love with her and becomes very blind to the cold merciless girl she truly is inside. Pip is an orphan that lives with his older sister Mrs. Joe and he