David Copperfield

"David Copperfield" might be regarded as the peak of Charles Dicken's literary career. It was best love by the author himself. In this novel, his humourous and satirical art was brought to perfection. Esspecially, through engraving extremely typical character : David Copperfield, Charles Dicken not only reflected the tragic destiny of David but also denounced the social injustice for responsibility of children.

Narrated in the first person, David Copperfield tells the story of a fatherless boy whose happy life with his mother and their doting servant Clara Peggoty is cruelly ended when his mother remarries. His life seemed to be sunk in bitter, miserable, tragic experience from birth ...

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using the phrase "the blank of my infancy" to refer to the first recollection of David's childhood. The noun "blank" (empty place) is metaphorically used here; it suggested the dark, unhappy, and the empty period of David's childhood. The images in the focus of David attention are his mother's "...with her pretty hair and youthful shape..." and his nurse's named "Petggotty" with no sharp at all, and eyes so dark that they seemed to darken the whole neighbourhood in her face.". Both of them were his dearest and nearest: he was born six months after his father died. During excerpt of Recollection of childhood, Dicken engraved pieces of David's life sucessfully. David is not a very religous boy. The morning service is as described suggestive of his attitude towards the clergymen and the church."...I can't always look at him- i know him without that white thing on..."show his attitude to the clerkyman's cloak, used to expose his hypocritical manner. That means he also felt contempt for ...

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bites." It was unexpected that David himself was treated as "a dog". That is out of his imagine because he just think it is reserved for the dog. The sentence Mr Mell gravely says: "That's not a dog. That's a boy" seemed to become terrible obsession in David's mind. It is obvious that David is a long-suffering child, who knows how to bite the bullet and accept his plight as accepting his destiny.

"With that he tool me down, and tie the placard, which was neatly constructed for the purpose, on my shoulders like a knapsack.."...that was conveyed Dicken's satirical, critical attitudes towards Mr. Murdstone and Mr Creakle, who seem to have lost all their humanity when treating David as a ...

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