David Copperfield

David Copperfield

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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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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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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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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