The mother of Estella who lives at Satis Manor who has certain eccentric qualities, such as constantly wearing a wedding dress, keeping all her clocks at twenty-to-nine, and also preserving a feast on her table. It turns out that she was left at the altar by Compeyson and, due to this, harbours a hatred for men and thus trains her daughter, Estella, to treat men coldly in order to play with their emotions.
‘Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy’
‘Love her, love her, love her! If she favours you, love her. If she wounds you, love her. If she tears your heart to pieces – and as it gets older and stronger, it will tear deeper – love her, love her, love her!’
‘What have I done?” “When she first came I meant to save her from misery like mine” “I forgive her’