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David Copperfield

David Copperfield


by Charles Dickens

Sophy Crewler

Character Analysis

Sophy is Traddles's beloved fiancée. She is so patient, caring, and hard-working that her family cannot bear to part with her. They seem positively to resent Traddles for getting engaged to their Sophy and, eventually, taking her away. Like Agnes, Sophy Crewler is a fabulous homemaker. When she and Traddles eventually marry, she bears him children and makes their house happy and comfortable. She also supports him in his work: she copies out his law documents with a firm hand. (We can compare this kind of professional support with Dora's well-meaning but rather pathetic self-appointed task of holding David's pens for him while he writes.)