Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Miss Havisham - My Final Words - AND DID YOU KNOW?

My final words were to Pip, after he saved me from the fire:

"Take the pencil and write under my name, 'I forgive her!'"

But still I died, weeks later, and Estella became my chief beneficiary.

AND DID YOU KNOW? The condition "The Miss Havisham effect" has been coined by scientists to describe a person who suffers a painful longing for lost love, which can become a physically addictive pleasure by activation of reward and pleasure centers in the brain, which have been identified to regulate addictive behavior - regions commonly known to be responsible for craving and drug, alcohol and gambling addiction.

*The above is referenced on Wikipedia*



  1. You did take over, didn't you Miss H? Where is Antonia? What have you done with her? Not sent her to the colonies I hope...

    (Very good and very well researched Antonia!)

  2. She can come back when she re-reads Great Expectations.

    Cheers, Quillers.

  3. I think you may have inspired me to go and read Great Expectations... not something I've ever felt drawn to before, but now I'm going to do it.


  4. It's a long time since I read it, battypip, but now, I really want to read it again. I absolutely loved the film with Sir John Mills, who played Pip.

  5. That was some take over, Miss H!


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