David CopperfieldPlotDavid Copperfield is David's narration in his maturity of the events and incidents through which he remembers his life. The protagonist's recollections can be divided into three main parts:- his childhood and early youth, starting with his birth in Blunderstone and ending when he completes his time at Strong's school in Canterbury (chapters 1-18);- his later youth and early manhood, from looking for a career to the death of his first wife, Dora;- his maturity, starting from his mourning for Dora and ending with his marriage to Agnes Wickfield and happy life afterwards.Born a posthumous child to an immature and ineffectual mother, Clara Copperfield, David starts life in a state of happiness with his mother and his nurse, Peggotty. This condition is destroyed by the arrival of his cruel stepfather, Mr Murdstone, and his sister Jane. Eventually they drive Clara to an early grave because of their terrible 'firmness'. David is, then sent away to Salem House, a school far from home; here he is tormented and brutalised by Mr Crealde, the harsh, cruel headmaster. After his mother's death, he is consigned to Murdstone and Grinsby's wine warehouse in London where he works, experiencing poverty, despair and loneliness. He lives with the family of Mr Micawber, whose continual financial difficulties lead to his eventual imprisonment for debt.