David Copperfield - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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David goes to work for the firm of Murdstone and Grinby, a company chiefly involved in shipping wine and spirits. David's job is to refill old bottles and pack them for shipment. David goes to live in the spare room of the Micawber family. The Micawber family is plagued with debt but has high-class manners. David can barely make ends meet on his small salary and often goes hungry. He is soon pawning things for the Micawbers so that they can buy food.

Mr. Micawber is eventually arrested and put in Debtor's Prison. His family joins him there and David takes a cheap room nearby. The Micawbers slowly scheme their way out of debt, mainly relying on the charity of family members. David is very affected by the time he spends visiting them in the prison. Other than those visits, his life is very lonely as he...

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