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David Copperfield

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GCSE David Copperfield

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David Copperfield

'David Copperfield' is a heart warming, Victorian novel that is partly based on the life of Charles Dickens.

David's naïve mother, a dear surrogate parent called Peggotty and no Father unfortunately, let David experience the wonders of early childhood until the Mr Murdstone and his sister came along to wreck any known happiness. The time in London was cruelly spent with the help of a private school but all worked out in the end thanks to Mr Micawber and David's feminist Aunt, Betsey Trotwood. The dirty, filthy life that the young lad followed was washed away and never returned again.

Charles Dickens chose to write about children as it created pathos and drama for his readers. Also, I think the other reason that children are used as a focus is because it reflects on Dickens' life as a child. It is all very similar to his life and the way that he grew up. The lives of children were extremely hard back in Victorian times and the fact that Dickens was a journalist made him realise the hardship that children went through day by day, hour by hour.

All of this, I imagine,

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