David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Mr. Omer's daughter, Minnie, is a seamstress in her father’s shop. When David first meets Minnie (just before Clara's funeral), she is being courted by Joram—a carpenter who also works in Omer's shop. The two later marry and have at least two children together, including a daughter (also named Minnie) who is close with little Em'ly. Minnie, meanwhile, disapproves of what she sees as Emily's forwardness and ambition, but is nevertheless upset when she learns that Emily has run away with Steerforth.
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Minnie Character Timeline in David Copperfield

The timeline below shows where the character Minnie appears in David Copperfield. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9: I Have a Memorable Birthday
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...Mr. Omer—begins to chat and joke with one of the women, who is his daughter Minnie. Mr. Omer then takes David's measurements and talks about how fashions come in and go... (full context)
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...announces that he has finished making something, which David realizes must be his mother's coffin. Minnie says that her father has ordered a chaise, and flirts with Joram as she packs... (full context)
Chapter 21: Little Em'ly
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...town seems, now that he has grown. While passing by Mr. Omer's shop, he sees Minnie and two children, and decides to stop in. Minnie accordingly sends one of the children... (full context)
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...also says Emily is so pretty, though, that many women are jealous of her—to which Minnie retorts that Emily should have "kept to her own station in life." Omer disagrees, but... (full context)
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...impressed by her beauty, as well as by the tenderness with which she is watching Minnie's child. He admits that Emily has a "willful" look, but nevertheless feels that she is... (full context)
Chapter 30: A Loss
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Minnie enters and reports that Barkis's condition has worsened, and that Mr. Peggotty is currently at... (full context)
Chapter 32: The Beginning of a Long Journey
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That evening, David visits Mr. Omer, who is very distressed by Emily's flight. Minnie, by contrast, at first seems to strongly condemn Emily's actions, but then breaks down in... (full context)
Chapter 51: The Beginning of a Longer Journey
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...more of the world" now than he ever did before. Furthermore, he is proud of Minnie and Joram, who are running the business quite successfully. Mr. Omer also congratulates David on... (full context)