David Copperfield

David Copperfield

by

Charles Dickens

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The Sea

Victorian England believed strongly in the possibility of forging one's own path in life. Men in particular were expected to be active and independent; rather than waiting for events to happen to them, they were…

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Rosa Dartle's Scar

When David first meets Rosa Dartle, he considers her a generally attractive woman but notices that she has a scar running across both her lips and down her chin. Steerforth later confesses that he…

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Jip

Jip, Dora Spenlow's dog, is a symbol for Dora herself. Jip learns to do impressive tricks that include standing on his hindlegs, but he can never be taught to stop walking across tables or…

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Stained Glass Window

The stained glass window is an odd symbol in the sense that it doesn't actually appear in the novel itself: David vaguely remembers seeing such a window sometime in his early childhood, but can't exactly…

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Flower Pot and Table

When David reconnects with Tommy Traddles as an adult, he learns that Traddles is not only engaged, but also storing up household items for his future life as a married man. So far, he has…

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