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The Life of David Copperfield. I recently read a book by the name of David Copperfield and was highly impressed with the style of writing. The book is by Charles Dickens, and upon finishing this book, I have decided he must have been a literary genius.
From the preface, Dickens tells us that David Copperfield is his favorite work and that he is sad because he will not be able to work on it any longer now that he has finished writing it. He perfectly displays the mind of a boy going through life, being naive and ignorantup until adulthood and maturity.
This of course raises the question of whether he meant for this to truly be another novel or the story of his own life, which is perhaps the reason he developed such a deep connection with the characters.
David Copperfield is about a man named David writing the story of his life. As a boy, he lived happily with his mother and his nurse named Peggoty until a cruel man named Mr.
Murdstone married his mother.
After being beaten, David retaliated and is sent to boarding to school for his disobedience. He meets two kids, Tommy Traddles and James Steerforth, whom he will encounter again later in life.
After leaving school, he goes off to live with his aunt and attends another school. While at this school, he stays with a man named Wickfield and his daughter Agnes, and begins to grow older and mature.
He meets many new and interesting characters throughout his life which reappear over and over, and saying anymore would ruin the book for those who may read it some day. The book contains many strengths in the way that it unfolds.
You truly witness the events young David goes through as a child would, meaning of course that he is very naive. He is also very trusting of most people, and always looks for the best in them rather than noticing their obvious flaws. As David begins to mature, his opinions and judgments of people mature as well.
Also, Dickens excels at imagery throughout the novel. Right away it is easy to tell which characters will be morally good and which characters will be the antagonists.A list of all the characters in David Copperfield.
The David Copperfield characters covered include: David Copperfield, Agnes Wickfield, James Steerforth, Clara Peggotty, Little Em’ly, Uriah Heep, Miss Betsey Trotwood, Dora Spenlow, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins Micawber, Tommy Traddles, Clara Copperfield, Mr.
Edward Murdstone and Miss Jane Murdstone, Mrs. Steerforth and Rosa Dartle, Mr. Peggotty.
David Copperfield, Jr. is the protagonist after which the Charles Dickens novel, David Copperfield, was named. The character is widely thought to be based on Dickens himself, incorporating many elements of his own life.
where he befriends an older boy James Steerforth, and Tommy Traddles. David returns home upon the death of his mother Occupation: Writer.
David's great-aunt renames him "Trotwood Copperfield" and addresses him as "Trot", and it becomes one of several names which David is called by in the course of the novel. David's aunt sends him to a far better school than the last he attended. David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens.
The novel's full title is, The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account).
When Steerforth drums Mr. Mell out of his teaching position because Mr.
Mell's mother is in the nineteenth-century equivalent of a homeless shelter, Traddles is the only one who is willing to tell Steerforth that he's being a huge jerk.
It may have been in consequence of Mrs. Crupp's advice, and, perhaps, for no better reason than because there was a certain similarity in the sound of the word skittles and Traddles, that it came into my head, next day, to go and look after Traddles.
The time he had mentioned was more than out, and.