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Havisham

Havisham

by Carol Ann Duffy

Havisham: TMI about your dreams, Miss H Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Havisham? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Who is the narrator?


Miss Havisham, a spinster character from Great Expectations
Harry Havisham, an orphan from A Tale of Two Cities
A religious cult in England
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Q. Why does Miss H stink?


She is really sweaty
She has bad gas
She hasn't taken off her wedding dress in decades
She has flesh-eating bacteria
Q. What does "spinster" mean?


It's another way to say "spider"
It's another way to say "mother"
It's another way to say "widow"
It's a mean way to say "unmarried older woman"
Q. Why are "some nights better"?


She doesn't sleep
She has erotic dreams about her ex
She eats some wedding cake
She gets so drunk that she can't remember why she's sad
Q. What are the ropes of Miss H's hands for?


Committing suicide
Strangling
Fixing things
Setting traps
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