David Copperfield

David Copperfield


Charles Dickens

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Tungay Character Analysis

Tungay is a grumpy, one-legged man who worked with Mr. Creakle in the hops business before following his employer to Salem House. He acts partly as a caretaker, but his primary job is to support Creakle in terrorizing his students; Creakle, for instance, has an unusually quiet voice, so Tungay often repeats what he says at a shout.
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Tungay Character Timeline in David Copperfield

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Chapter 6: I Enlarge My Circle of Acquaintance
Ambition, Social Mobility, and Morality Theme Icon
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...day. Through their talk, David learns more about the school—for instance, that Mr. Creakle and Tungay (the man with the wooden leg) used to work together trading hops (an ingredient in... (full context)
Chapter 7: My 'First Half' at Salem House
Coming of Age and Personal Development Theme Icon
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Sometime later that term, Tungay announces that David has visitors. These turn out to be Mr. Peggotty and Ham, and... (full context)