David Copperfield Charles Dickens - Last Name 1 Name Course Professor Date Tragedy and Suffering David Copperfield is Charles Dickens a

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Last Name 1 Name: Course: Professor: Date: Tragedy and Suffering David Copperfield is Charles Dickens’ a pseudo-autobiographical work that is narrated from a first-person perspective. This classic tale traces a boy as he struggles to locate his place in a cruel world while mastering his “undisciplined heart.” Just like most of Dickens’ works, David Copperfield gusts with very memorable characters, including Micawber, the weird Uriah Heep, and the hopeful Wilkins among others, and inquires the social prejudices that caused suffering during that period of time. What is significant about this book is that it is about memory. In David Copperfield, the author tells us through a narrator what seems to be the most agonizing time of his personal life. This paper analyses an article that relates David Copperfield with Dickens’ tragedy and the suffering. According to the article "David Copperfield | Charles Dickens Info,” claims that employment of David at Grinsby and Murdstone is drawn from Charles Dickens’ painful encounters at a rodent-ridden Blacking Factory (Para. 5). In the novel, David is sent by his stepfather, Murdstone to work as a wine merchandiser, a business that Murdstone co-owned in London after her mother’s death. He had just come home from school. Even though the author mentions this relationship, he does not bring out clearly that David suffered while working in London as a teenager in the hands of his “tragicomic” landlord.
Last Name 2 Similarly, Dickens had to work when he was 12 years old in a blacking factory where he grossed 6 shillings weekly where he labeled blacking pots. It would, therefore, do no harm adding that Dicken’s tragic encounter as a child laborer is presented in David Copperhead when David works at a wine warehouse after his mother’s death.

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