David Copperfield: A Novel Of Hypocrisy, Sexual Degradation, Selfish Exploitation, And Fraud


David Copperfield: A Novel of Hypocrisy, Sexual Degradation, Selfish Exploitation,
"David Copperfield" is a novel of "Passionate jealousy sniveling hypocrisy
cold hearted fraud, sexual degradation, selfish exploitation and much more; but
the final impression is one of joy tempered and mellowed wisdom" Discuss.

David Copperfield is probably one of the most successful novels of all time.
I believe it has inspired many readers to a full life with great success. The
novel itself is so real that it has even been said to be 'more real than life' I
am one of those who agree and I will try and explain why in the following essay .
The terms used to describe David Copperfield in the question ...

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original title: 'The
Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield,
the Younger, of Bluderstone Rookery. (Which he never meant to published on any
account.) This complete title strongly suggests that this is one man's story
written for himself. It was also supposed to 'never have been published on any
account.' Later in chap 42 this condition is repeated: 'this manuscript is
intended for no eyes but mine.' Of course this is part of the fiction, after all
we are reading David's story ourselves when we reach this sentence. What is
David Copperfield about? I pose myself this question to help illustrate how much
of an autobiography this book really is, the simplest answer is of course that
it is about David Copperfield himself and his development as a man. Although
after having read several biography's done on the author Charles Dickens, I was
led to believe that this book is very near Dickens own life, for example his
father, John Dickens does seem to ...

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hypocrisy," again we see Heep classified under this category but
more so there are two other very evil characters which are very hypocritical:
Mr.Creakle, the cruel headmaster of Salem house school. Initially he is the
cruelest most disrespectful headmaster alive but towards the end of the novel he
has turned into a very nice, polite warden at a jailhouse who has respect even
for the greatest criminals such as Heep and Littimer, Steerforth's despicable
servant. Similarly Mr. Murdstone seems at the beginning to be very polite and a
great gentleman; until he gets what he wants! He marries rich young widowed
women whom he slowly destroys with his odious 'firmness'
'Cold-hearted ...

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