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“I took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place; and, as the morning mists had risen long ago when I first left the forge, so the evening mists were rising now, and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her.”
— Pip

Charles Dickens knew how to create incredible characters. His female characters are particularly striking. The most striking characters in the majority of Dickens books are his female protagonists. Miss Havisham and Estella are some of the most memorable characters in classic fiction.

It is a story of rags to riches, chasing after unrequited love, unlikely friendships, abrupt and inexplicable changes in fortune, and the lessons such experiences impart. The ending was exceptionally beautiful, a mix of fait accompli and romantic idealism that few except Dickens could create.

They say God does not close a door without opening a window. Like most men who do not innately understand the opposite gender, Dickens had a gift for creating fantasy women in his head. Unlike most men, he also had the profound ability to convert those fantasies into novels that have stood the test of time.