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Charles Dickens portrayed the character Miss Havisham as having post traumatic stress disorder.PTSD, which is experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like a horrible event that had happened in your life which may lead to (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs).The symptoms of PTSD which is depression which Miss Havisham shows a lot in book.. For example; “She had not quite finished dressing, for she had but one shoe on. The other was on the table near her hand, her veil was but half arranged” (Dickens 44). The symptoms of depression that Miss Havisham shows in the book, because of her past, which shows how it's affecting her day to day life. Miss Havisham always shows distrust and negative feelings towards people especially men …show more content…
agoraphobia, which a person doesn’t like going to places which shows a trait that Miss Havisham may have, because she’s always in her room and that's a symptom of agoraphobia.Another symptom from agoraphobia is detached or estranged from others. Miss Havisham always does the same things over and over again and doesn't see the outside world (Health line). Pip and Estella are the main people she talks to, and they should always take her to the same place, “I entered, the same day,, on a regular occupation of pushing Miss Havisham on her chair (when she was tired of walking with her hand upon my shoulders, around her own room.Miss Havisham may be suffering from a system of detached or estranged from others, because she always inside the house and never get to see the outside world .agoraphobia may also cause depression (Health line).Miss Havisham who is always depressed and stays in her room all day doing nothing but sitting down. Pip once walked in her room and saw that, “She was in het chair near the old table, in the olr dress, with her two hands crossed on her stick, her chin resting on them, and her eyes on the fire. Miss Havisham staying inside all day which may lead to depression, which is a symptom of agoraphobia. Miss Havisham may have agoraphobia because of how …show more content…
narcississtic is someone who likes to control people and Miss Havisham is just like that, she controls people to get her way (narcississtic Personality Disorder). Miss Havisham controlled Pip and made him play with Estella, so he can fall in love with her. For example, ““I don't want think i am ma’am. “Not at cards again?” she demanded with a searching look. “Yes, ma’am; i would do that, if i was wanted” (Dickens page 64). Miss Havisham treats Estella as a pawn to break Pip's heart, She makes them play games together and had an unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others. She also takes advantage of people, and use them for her own purpose (narcississtic Personality Disorder) . Similar to having others to get what you want, which is a symptom of narcississtic disorder. A good example is when aPip says no to playing cards and Miss Havisham then telle him, “Then go into that opposite room” ,said she, pointing at the door behind me with her withered hand, and went there till i come” (Dickens 64). Miss Havisham likes to use people's kindness to manipulate people and if you don't listen then there will be consequences, and that is a symptom of a narcississtic Disorder which shows she may have it. Rich and a powerful mind that out things many, which is Miss Havisham (narcississtic Personality Disorder). She is very controlling and when ehe asker someone something, she expects

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