Great Expectations

So, said Estella, ‘I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.” (Dickens 356)

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Miss. Havisham is upset that Estella shows her little affection. Estella counters that she (Estella) is exactly how Mrs. Havisham made her to be. Estella points out that if she is cold, it is Mrs. Havisham's fault.