Perhaps the most unobtrusive candidate for fallen angel status—due to her largely unchanging attitude and apparent rejection of the very idea of improvement—is Estella. There can be no argument as to whether or not her life began in an almost angelic innocence, for all lives do. It is also not difficult to distinguish a fall from said innocence—Miss Havisham is obviously responsible, having a...
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...Perhaps one of the most defining attributes of Charles Dickens was his ability to create a truly lifelike character. Each one seems as real as though Dickens was merely watching and recording the story as it unfolded before him, and no invention was necessary. Estella, Pip, and Magwitch were no exceptions. Not only did their personalities lend them such a believable air, but their situations did as well—because everyone can identify with them, the fallen angels. Estella was corrupted by a sinister, bitter woman; Pip fell to the notion that money and status are synonymous with happiness and value; Magwitch spent a sizeable amount of his crime-ridden life behind bars. In the end, however, each realized that their respective lives were simply no way to live, and each made an effort to improve. They breached their obstacles. The fallen angels were on their way home.
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