A friend of Dora's, with whom Dora is living when David and Dora first secretly get engaged. When David first meets Miss Mills, she is kind but has "retired" from life after having suffered a heartbreak, and she speaks often of the miseries of love. Later, her father takes her with him to India. When she returns to England near the end of the book, she has married a rich man and speaks mostly about money and no longer about love.
Miss Julia Mills Character Timeline in David Copperfield
The timeline below shows where the character Miss Julia Mills appears in David Copperfield. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 33: Blissful
...torturing himself with thoughts that she does not return his feelings. Finally, he goes to Miss Mills ' house where he finds Dora painting the bouquet of flowers he had given her.... (full context)
...their engagement, he and Dora quarrel and she returns his ring, plunging David into despair. Miss Mills urges them to make up, however, and they end up as "blest" as ever. Looking... (full context)
Chapter 37: A Little Cold Water
...bit about account-keeping and cooking. This is too much for Dora, who cries out for Miss Mills and begs David to go away. Overcome with remorse, he begs for Dora's forgiveness, denounces... (full context)
Chapter 38: A Dissolution of Partnership
Chapter 41: Dora's Aunts
Chapter 48: Domestic
Chapter 64: A Last Retrospect