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Which is not by Samuel Talyor Coleridge?

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner


Christabel
The Darkling Thrush
Frost at Midnight
Kubla Khan

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Aurelius, Averagus and Dorigen in Armorik are character found in the Tale told by
the...
Pardoner
Knight
Reeve
Cook
Franklin

A short quote from Ulysses-- "It little profits that an idle king...." is written by...
Homer
Alfred Tennyson
James Joyce
Wordsworth
Shakespeare

Chaucer character offended by the Miller's Tale


Squire
Wife of Bath
Reeve
Pardoner
Physician

The following is not written by Edmund Spenser


The Shepheardes Calender
The Second Booke of the Faerie Queen
Epithalamion
Piers Plowman
Amoretti

Like Hamlet, this Prince of Norway, has lost a father...


Fortinbras
Marcellus
Francisco
Horatio
Laertes

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Which did not support the French Revolution?
Edmund Burke
Coleridge
Robert Burns
Mary Wollstonecraft
Southey

Lake School of Romantic Poets included:


John Keats
George Gordon
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Robert Southey
Leigh Hunt

From Macbeth..."from the Western Isles \ Of kerns and gallowglasses is supplied"


kern is...
provender
sword
foot soldier
telescope
cannon

Identify the source of the following passage.... "I didn' know dey was so many un um.
I hain't hearn 'bout none un um, skasely, but ole King Sollermun, onless you counts
dem kings dat's in a pack er k'yards. How much do a king git?" "Get?" I says; "why,
they get a thousand dollars a month if they want it; they can have just as much as they
want; everything belongs to them."
King Solomons Mines
Porgy and Bess
Huckleberry Finn
The King and I
Kiss Me Kate
Question
How does Dickens depict Miss Havisham in Great Expectations?
Answer

Miss Havisham plays a big part in Pip's life. Dickens portrays her as a woman
who was jilted on her wedding day. This event ruined her life. She has stopped
all the clocks and sits in her yellowing wedding dress. (1) Dickens describes
her in a way which makes me imagine the castle of the White Witch in Narnia,
with its frozen statues in the courtyard. (2)

Miss Havisham employs Pip to play with Estella, but enjoys watching her
mock and shame him. She is happiest when Pip falls in love with Estella,
because then she can taunt him that he will never be good enough to have her.
(3) Dickens writes:

"Miss Havisham repeated, 'If she tears your heart to pieces – love her, love
her, love her!'" (4)

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By this, he is showing that Miss Havisham wants Estella to break his heart. (5)
In the end, however, Estella rejects Miss Havisham as well. Miss Havisham
eventually sees that she hurt Pip because she was hurt, and asks his
forgiveness. She gets too close to the fire and is burned – in the 19th century,
readers would have seen this as God's punishment. (6)

In the story of Great Expectations (7), Dickens purposefully portrays Miss


Havisham as an 'unreal' character. (8) You can see this in the fact that she
wears fantastic clothing and looks like a waxwork. (9) For her, time has
stopped; she stopped all her clocks the moment she found out her lover had
jilted her, which shows she has not moved on with her life. (10)

One possible reason why Dickens portrayed her like this is that he wanted to
create an image of a woman who is psychologically damaged. (11) This makes
her a character for whom we have sympathy. (12) There were many such
people in 19th century England (long before there was mental health care).
(13) A number of people have been suggested models for Miss Havisham. For
example, Wikipedia suggests Dickens based her on an Australian woman
called Eliza Emily Donnithorne. (14)

Alternatively, Dickens might have wanted to create a character who was


'distant' and emotionally 'out of touch'. (15) Dickens never got on with his
mother, and it is possible he is imagining a parallel between himself and Pip –
as children who needed a loving mother but only got a heartless 'user'. (16).

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Dickens also creates an impression of Miss Havisham for the reader through
the words and style in which he writes about her. (17)

"Her chest had dropped, so that she stooped; and her voice had dropped, so
that she spoke low, and with a dead lull upon her; altogether, she had the
appearance of having dropped, body and soul, within and without, under the
weight of a crushing blow."

One stylistic feature (18) of this passage that is typical of Dickens is the
repetition of the word 'dropped'. This portrays Miss Havisham (19) as
someone who has lost everything. Poor woman – you cannot drop more
wholly than "body and soul, within and without"! (20) The word 'dropped'
creates an image in the reader's mind of a woman who is slumped and broken.
It makes me think of an old woman in a care home waiting to die. (21)
Dickens wanted us to imagine a woman who has lost her hopes, energy, self-
esteem, and will to live. The word 'dropped' is especially wonderful (22)
because it carries the idea of 'downwards' – into depression, perhaps, or a
personal hell. And the reader thinks of lost opportunities – of the beautiful
vase smashed on the floor, or the missed cricket catch. (23)