Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Agnes. After Dora died, David returns to Agnes, and both of them confess their love for each other.
Dora Spenlow. David and Dora got engaged to each other through letters. After Mr. Spenlow dies, they get married to each other.
Dr. Strong's school. It's a truly excellent school.
Betsy Trotwood. His great-aunt, Miss Betsy Trotwood, took very good care of him after he left the winery.
A winery. Poor old David! He lost all his money.
Mr. Barkis. The other three are schoolmasters.
Salem House. Mr. Murdstone sent David here after he beat him.
Mr. Murdstone. Mr. Murdstone and his sister hated David.
Peggotty. The book described her as "very ordinary looking."
Emily. Many people die, including David's mother and little brother, Mr Barkis, Ham Steerforth and Dora. Emily starts a new life in Australia.
Ham Peggotty and Emily. Emily runs away with Steerforth. Ham dies during the tempest in chapter 55.
in prison. Mr Creakle is much friendlier to the prisoners than to his pupils at Salem House. He believes that "Twenty Seven and Twenty Eight" are true penitents.
London. She's found in a degenerated lodging at Golden Square.
Agnes Wickfield. First he tells David that he considers him a rival, but David says he's engaged to another girl (Dora). Mr Wickfield is shocked when Uriah says: "I have an ambition to make your Agnes my Agnes".
Dora's dog. Dora Spenlow is David's first wife. She asks him to call her his "child-wife". She still behaves like a spoiled child, and always wants her dog with her. She dies early.
James Steerforth. She leaves a letter to Ham: "When you, who love me so much better than I ever have deserved, even when my mind was innocent, see this, I shall be far away."
the Giantess. She's a dwarf. Miss Mowcher recognizes Littimer when he wants to flee to Australia. "Old Soldier" is Mrs Annie Strong's mother; "the Beauty" is one of Sophy's sisters.
Mr Micawber. Mr Micawber might be based on Charles' father John, who was in Debtors' Prison for three months. His wife also tries to solve the problems.
"a very 'umble person". His humbleness is false, and only meant to mislead people. His mother taught him to be "'umble". Mr Wickfield is "quite a great lawyer", Mr Micawber "a beggared outcast", and David "a very honest little creature".
his wife. David mistakenly thinks she's his daughter, but she's his much younger wife. She didn't marry him out of love, and is suspected of having an affair with her cousin, Jack Maldon.
|"I saw a cadaverous face appear (...). It belonged to a red-haired person (...) who had hardly any eyebrows, and no eyelashes, and eyes of red-brown..." Who matches this description?||Charles Dickens: "David Copperfield"
Uriah Heep. Uriah is arguably the most interesting character apart from David. He's also one of Dickens' greatest villains.
Wash him. Mr Dick's real name is Richard Babley. David will stay there until he goes to Dr Strong for his education.
Betsy Trotwood. He writes to Peggotty to find out where Aunt Betsy lives. She's his great aunt on his father's side.
His first job was to label bottles. Dickens had to label bottles at Hungerford Stairs for six shillings a week when he was twelve. He was born in February, didn't have a stepfather, and was only married once. David Copperfield's career is largely autobiographical, but his private life isn't.
His mother and little brother are buried. It's his tenth birthday. David isn't supposed to show any emotion.
"Take care of him. He bites.". He has to wear this because he bit Mr Murdstone's finger. David thinks there is a dog, but the placard is meant for him.
James Steerforth. Steerforth has an easy childhood, but will turn out to be a villain later.
"Barkis is willing". Mr Barkis is the carrier who asks David to send this message. He will marry Peggotty later.
firmness. Mr Murdstone is his stepfather. David will bite his finger, and be sent to boarding-school.
crocodiles. A lot of words are mispronounced, most often by Peggotty and Aunt Betsy. David reads to Peggotty about crocodiles. Later he will become a writer.
He wasn't born yet. He's a posthumous child. His father died six months before he was born.