David Copperfield - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

David recalls the sights of his early childhood, including the church, his childhood home, and more. David's mother, long a widow, has begun dating, which causes conflict between her and Peggotty. Mr. Murdstone is introduced as a potential suitor. His relationship with Mrs. Copperfield progresses over Peggotty's objections. At one point, David accompanies Mr. Murdstone alone on an outing. David is too young to understand the conversation of the men as they discuss Murdstone's plans to marry David's mother.

David still suspects nothing when Peggotty suggests a trip away from home. She proposes that the two of them go to Yarmouth to visit her family. David's mother agrees to this plan because she is going to go for a long visit to a friend's home at the same time. David is eager to go and does not connect the unexpected trip with his mother's relationship with Murdstone...

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