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David Copperfield

by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens is a heartwarming story that takes place in the 1800's in England and is about a young boy named David Copperfield. Who goes through many struggles growing up.. This story teaches the importance of love and how it is greatly needed.

David was born on a Friday at twelve o'clock midnight. His father's aunt Miss Betsy was present at his birth and when she found out he was a boy she left and never came back. David lives with his widowed mother and nurse Peggotty, who both love him dearly. He had sweet memories with his mother like playing, singing songs and hugging each other, she also taught his studies. When David was eight years old his mother started courting a tall, dark, cold man Mr. Murdstone. Two months later Peggotty took David on a trip to visit her brother Mr. Peggotty at Yarmouth. There he also met Mr. Peggotty's adopted kids Ham, a huge, strong fellow and Emily, who was David's age. He spent most of his time playing with Emily and they quickly became good friends.

The time flew by and David and Peggotty were already on their way back home. When they arrived he found out that Mr. Murdstone and his mom got married! He was very upset because he didn't like Mr. Murdstone and things would never be the old, happy way it was. Mr. Murdstone wasn't a pleasant person at all, he actually forbid any outburst of emotion between Davy and his mom. She couldn't joyfully hug him like before. Mr. Murdstone's sister Miss Jane came to live with them, she also was a morbid soul. When Davy was doing school with his mom Mr. Murdstone and Miss Jane were always present watching them. That made him very nervous where he'd stumble and studder his words. Mr. Murdstone thought it was out of disobedience and he needed more discipline. So, he took Davy up to his room and beat him so severely David bit him. After that he was sent to a school in London without saying goodbye to his mother. He was sent at holiday time as a punishment because nobody was there. The school masters were very harsh like Mr. Murdstone.

But he was able to make friends with a boy called Steerforth who stopped the kids from teasing David. Holidays were coming and David got to go home and see his mom, Peggotty and his new baby brother. They enjoyed their time together but Miss Jane sent him back. Two months later on his tenth birthday he received a letter that his mom and brother had died, he was devastated. He went home to the funeral and was told he didn't have to go back but he was to live with Miss Jane and Mr. Murdstone. Mr. Murdstone later sent him away to London to work and he stayed with a sweet family called the Micawbers. Everything was going fine David was finally on his own then he got robbed. Left with nothing he found out Miss Betsy lived near so he walked the long distance to her house. When she showed up he was a miserable sight, Miss Betsy shooed him away until he said who he was. He



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