Great Expectations

Why do you think Miss Havisham manipulates and misleads Pip into thinking she's his secret benefactor? What could she get from this behavior?

Chapter 12, short as can be please

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I think that Miss Havisham is a lonely old lady. Pip showing up gives her a sense of control over other people's fortunes. This makes the old lady feel alive. Miss Havisham also has a lot of rejection issues herself spilling out (the creepy wedding room) that will come into play.