David Copperfield by Charles DickensDavid Copperfield by Charles Dickens is a heartwarming story that takes place in the 1800’s in England and is about a young boy named David Copperfield. Who goes through many struggles growing up.. This story teaches the importance of love and how it is greatly needed.
David was born on a Friday at twelve o’clock midnight. His father’s aunt Miss Betsy was present at his birth and when she found out he was a boy she left and never came back. David lives with his widowed mother and nurse Peggotty, who both love him dearly. He had sweet memories with his mother like playing, singing songs and hugging each other, she also taught his studies. When David was eight years old his mother started courting a tall, dark, cold man Mr. Murdstone. Two months later Peggotty took David on a trip to visit her brother Mr. Peggotty at Yarmouth. There he also met Mr. Peggotty’s adopted kids Ham, a huge, strong fellow and Emily, who was David’s age. He spent most of his time playing with Emily and they quickly became good friends.
The time flew by and David and Peggotty were already on their way back home. When they arrived he found out that Mr. Murdstone and his mom got married! He was very upset because he didn’t like Mr. Murdstone and things would never be the old, happy way it was. Mr. Murdstone wasn’t a pleasant person at all, he actually forbid any outburst of emotion between Davy and his mom. She couldn’t joyfully hug him like before. Mr. Murdstone’s sister Miss Jane came to live with them, she also was a morbid soul. When Davy was doing school with his mom Mr. Murdstone and Miss Jane were always present watching them. That made him very nervous where he’d stumble and studder his words. Mr. Murdstone thought it was out of disobedience and he needed more discipline. So, he took Davy up to his room and beat him so severely David bit him. After that he was sent to a school in London without saying goodbye to his mother. He was sent at holiday time as a punishment because nobody was there.