MISS HAVISHAM QUOTES ANALYSIS

“I stole her heart away and put ice in its place.” – Miss Havisham is reflecting on her actions in manipulating Estella’s emotions and turning her into a heartless woman. This quote symbolizes the damage she has done to Estella’s ability to love and shows her regret for her actions.

“I suffered much; I found him in the online marketplace and I lost him there.” – Miss Havisham is talking about her failed relationship with Compeyson. This quote highlights her pain and suffering from being abandoned and deceived by him.

“I am what you have made me; take all the blame!” – Miss Havisham is holding others responsible for her current state of bitterness and heartbreak. This quote reveals her desire to shift the blame onto others rather than taking responsibility for her own choices.

“She broke my heart. You have been in every line I have ever read.” – Miss Havisham is expressing her deep love and attachment to her lost lover, Compeyson. This quote showcases her obsession with him and serves as a reminder of her unrequited love.

“But I loved her. Loved her!” – Miss Havisham is emphasizing her love for Estella, despite her upbringing and manipulation. This quote demonstrates Miss Havisham’s ability to feel love, even though she has difficulty expressing it due to her emotional scars.

“It seems that instead of being my father, you have become my uncle.” – Miss Havisham is confronting her half-brother, who has taken advantage of her inheritance. This quote reveals her disillusionment and betrayal by her own family.

“I am tired, tired of living. A corollary to possessiveness, is control, is need. Like possession, it is indestructible.” – Miss Havisham is expressing her exhaustion from living in a state of bitterness and resentment. This quote reflects her inability to let go of her painful past and move forward.

“What have I done! What have I done!” – Miss Havisham is realizing the damage she has caused by raising Estella to be heartless and cruel. This quote demonstrates her regret and guilt for manipulating Estella’s emotions.

“I am in chains, I am in chains! The shame and remorse that stirs in my breast make me weak.” – Miss Havisham is feeling trapped by her own regrets and guilt. This quote represents her inability to break free from the past and move on with her life.

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of the earth, overlying our hard hearts.” – Miss Havisham is encouraging Pip to embrace his emotions and not be ashamed of his tears. This quote reflects her understanding of the healing power of tears and compassion.

“Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!” – Miss Havisham is giving Pip advice on how to love Estella, despite the pain she may cause him. This quote demonstrates Miss Havisham’s belief in the power of love, even in the face of heartbreak.

“It is a most miserable thing to feel ashamed of home.” – Miss Havisham is reflecting on her shame and embarrassment at her dilapidated mansion, Satis House. This quote reveals her feelings of isolation and despair.

“What have I done! O God, what have I done!” – Miss Havisham is expressing her anguish and regret over her actions and the harm she has caused. This quote shows her realization of the consequences of her choices.

“I’ll tell you,” said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper, “what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self-humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter—as I did!” – Miss Havisham is describing her understanding of love based on her own experiences. This quote reveals her destructive view of love, where she equates it with self-sacrifice and being smitten by the object of affection.

“Who am I?” She robbed me of my self-time life, my whole life.” – Miss Havisham is reflecting on how her experiences with love and heartbreak have shaped her identity. This quote highlights the impact that her failed relationship has had on her sense of self.

“So she sat, corpse-like… and saw the seething sea-cover slowly turn to was of solid ice.” – This quote describes Miss Havisham as she sits immobile and lifeless, representing her stagnant state of mind. The solidification of the sea symbolizes the freezing of her emotions and inability to move forward.

“I want it brought here, I want it spread out here, I want to see him.” – Miss Havisham is referring to the table where she had planned her wedding feast, and her desire to see a memory of her lost love. This quote demonstrates her obsession with her past and her difficulty in letting go.

“I did what I could to keep her out of your path. I sent her away. My own great love has lost her.” – Miss Havisham is confessing to Pip that she tried to protect him from being hurt by Estella, whom she raised to be heartless. This quote reflects her attempts at controlling the outcome of Pip and Estella’s relationship and her ultimate regret.

“But you were my life, my last and only hope” – Miss Havisham is expressing her dependence on Pip and her belief that he was her only chance for happiness and redemption. This quote reveals her desperation for love and her reliance on external factors for her own sense of self-worth.

“Love her! If she returns your love, then you’ll be blessed by the gods.” – Miss Havisham is advising Pip to pursue Estella and expressing her belief that love can bring happiness and fulfillment. This quote shows her longing for love and her desire for Pip to experience the same.

“I have no heart.” – Miss Havisham is proclaiming her emotional emptiness and numbness as a result of her past trauma. This quote illustrates her inability to love and connect with others due to her wounded heart.