When Charles Dickens was developing the character Mrs Haversham, he must have had some insight into sadness, pain and grief. To have the hindsight that you can become crippled mentally and physically by your mind.
What forward thinking on his part to come up with ‘modern psychology’ even before it got there it’s self.
I must admit I always found ‘Great Expectations’ a fascinating story, because it ties in with ‘Desire is Pain’. Part of Buddhist philosopy ‘the way’ which also was in it’s self foward thinking.
Post Modernism began round about mid ninteenth Centuary, when the world was being exposed to more than the one dimensional European ways of thinking.
So for me, adapting Mrs Haversham has my muse in telling my story seems apt.