Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Miss Havisham - What They say about Me!

I've been called some things in my time, and though I wasn't around when the general public spoke so much about me, here is some of what I now know people thought about me. You find out so much after you've left this world you know...

I've been called strange, grotesque, the wicked witch in the fairytale, passionate, proud, beautiful, headstrong, vengeful, a cross between a waxwork and a skeleton.

And do you know? They're all true.

They say I trained and used Estella to avenge society. No, I did not teach Estella to love, and there was, deep within her, something that responded to emotional fury. But was it society I wanted to strike at? No, it was myself.

I had power in the form of wealth. A spinster living in a run-down mansion with my adopted daughter, Estella. Did I use wealth to manipulate others to do as I wished? Why yes, I did. I used as I had been used.

Did being jilted at the altar ruin my life? Why, yes, it did.

4 comments:

  1. Oh you poor thing. Get back at them all via this blog.

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  2. you are kinda selfish for training estella to be evil to men, just because you got jilted, it wasnt her fault. did you ever think about what Pip went through when he fell for estella but had to be treated badly by her because she doesnt know any better.

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  3. Poor, poor Pip. Yes, I did think about him. I knew I was doing a terrible thing, but couldn't stop myself.

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