She is Pip's unattainable object of affection.
Raised by Miss Havisham, she is brought up to wreak havoc on the male sex.
She is cynical, manipulative, and cruel. She breaks Pip's heart and plays
with his emotions like a cat playing with a mouse.
Not really brought
up to think on her own, she is merely a tool for Miss Havisham's revenge.
She and Pip are first brought together so that Estella can practice her
heart-breaking techniques on the poor, naive boy.
Her motive is her
own suffering under the hand of Miss Havisham, and she cannot change her
ways simply because she knows no other way to live.
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