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I'm going to post because Miss Havisham is a great character and I think this question deserves a response. I don't hate Miss Havisham but I can see why someone would. I don't pity her because her misery is sort of her own fault. She doesn't have to keep everything in her house the same. She doesn't have to keep focusing on her grudge. She does it because she wants to do so. I guess my feeling towards Miss Havisham can best be described as horrified fascination.

That's well put, Cody. Sort of like the proverbial slow-motion trainwreck that one can't look away from!

I can understand also why someone wouldn't like her, if she had pushed Estella towards Pip in a healthy manner, perhaps they would have fallen in love at a young age and had a nice relationship, without heart break. I really like Miss Havisham though, she seems other worldly in a way, experienced in the most awful form of heartbreak. I think of her as so tragic, each minute moving further and further away from the moment before she learned the truth, from her happiest moment.

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