eccentric lady who resents men; maintains a detached attitude toward Pip. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
burned to death in her old house. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Great Expectations]
See: Death, Accidental
jilted bride turns into witchlike old woman. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
old spinster; always wore her bridal dress though jilted on wedding day. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.