David Copperfield - Study Guide Chapter 9 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9 Summary

Two months uneventfully pass at school. On his birthday, David learns that his mother has died. He returns home for the funeral, not knowing that he will not be going back to Salem House ever again. Upon arriving home, David is met by the village tailor. The tailor sews his funeral suit and tells him that his baby brother has died as well. David arrives at his house in the midst of the funeral preparations. He receives consolation for his grief from Peggotty alone. Peggotty recounts his mother's illness and her last days. David resolves to remember his mother as she had been before marrying Mr. Murdstone rather than as the scared and timid woman she had become after the marriage.

Chapter 9 Analysis

David meets the tailor and his family. This family will continue to play a part in David's life and will generally be his first...

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