Miss Havisham is an extremely eccentric character. She is a
rich and grim lady who lived in a large and dismal house.
One way she was eccentric was in the way she kept Satis
House. Another is the weird birthday party Miss Havisham
had with her relatives. She also acts in a strange way that
tells her apart from the rest.
Miss Havisham's house is a dark and spooky house. Inside
the house all the furniture were antiques as well as the
clocks. A noticeably strange thing was that all the clocks
in the room had stopped at twenty minutes to nine. Outside,
there was a pigeon-house in the brewery yard which had been
blown crooked on its pole by a high wind. There were no
pigeons in the house, no horses in the stable, no pigs in
the sty, no malt in the store house, no smell of grain and
beer in the copper or the vat. A strange thing happened to
Pip when he was in the brewery yard. He looked to where the
building was on his right and saw a figure hanging there by
the neck. He saw a faded trimming dress and afterwards saw
the face of Miss Havisham. With terror Pip ran away from it
and then ran towards it. When he reached the spot, he found
no figure there.
Miss Havisham treated her relatives in weird ways. At her
birthday party when Miss Sarah Pocket told her how well she
looked, she said "I do not, I am yellow skin and bone."
She also started arguing with Camilla and insulting her.
Miss Havisham then asked Camila if anything was the matter
and Camilla said "Nothing worth mentioning, I don't wish to
make a display of my feelings, but I have habitually
thought of you more in the night than I am quite equal to."
All Miss Havisham would say is "Then don't think of me."
Miss Havisham also showed her relatives her burial spot and
said, "This, is where I will be laid when I am dead. They
shall come and look at me here." She said this because
she treated her relatives like vultures.
She also had strange mannerisms. For example, she treated
Pip like dirt and used Estella to make him feel inferior.
She always wanted Estella to play cards with Pip.
Inevitably Estella would win and this made Miss Havisham
happy. It seemed as if she wanted to get revenge on
something and took it out on Pip. She would turn her head
at people, make weird gestures and roll her eyes at people.
In conclusion, I believe Miss Havisham is an extremely
eccentric character. One reason is the Statis House and all
the weird things occurring in and out of the house. The
other is the way she treats her relatives and people in
general. She makes sure to let them know that they are
inferior and not her equal.
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