David Copperfield, the Character Book Review by Champ

David Copperfield, the Character
A analysis of the development of the character of David Copperfield throughout the book "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens.
# 98847 | 1,376 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 21, 2007 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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This paper introduces, discusses and analyzes the book "David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens. Specifically, it traces the development of the character of David from the beginning to the end of the novel. It describes his character through examples of his actions throughout the novel and shows how he developed and matured within the time frame of the story.

From the Paper:

"David's change is certainly for the better, and that is what Dickens attempted to convey throughout the novel. All of David's experiences create the adult he becomes, and he would have been a far different character if he had not experienced every bit of every obstacle thrown in his way. He was strong enough to survive cruelty, and wise enough to recognize those who positively influenced him, and those who negatively influenced him. Sometimes he needed help from those who loved him, but he grew into a good man on his own, and the change from young innocent to kind but wise adult was certainly a transformation for the better. As a young man, David did not question the motives of others, he simply naively accepted them, while as an adult, he understands the need to question, but still maintain hope and a positive attitude. He also can accept the love of others, which allows him in turn to fully love Agnes. He could have become a bitter and broken man if he had allowed himself to wallow in despair during his darkest times. He did not, and because of this, he changes, but he changes for the better and for his own good."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield: The Works of Charles Dickens. New York: Books, 1936.

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