David Copperfield Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
"Take care of him. He bites."
When David arrives at Salem House, on orders from Mr. Creakle, Mr. Mell immediately attaches a sign to David's back: "Take care of him. He bites." (By the way, in this case, "Take care of him" defi...
Dickens occasionally throws in a few criticisms of people like Julia Mills and the Waterbrooks, society types who think a lot about money and reputation and not very much about other people. But th...
Mr. Dick's Memorial
We get into this in detail in Mr. Dick's "Character Analysis," but we do want to mention here that Mr. Dick's Memorial is, indeed, a symbol. We haven't forgotten about it! We've just discussed it e...
The Crocodile Book
In one of David's first memories, he recalls reading to Peggotty from a book about crocodiles. In the middle of this fascinating subject, David suddenly turns the discussion to marriage, asking if...
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