David Copperfield - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Mr. Micawber appears in court and is released from prison. The family moves to Plymouth where Mrs. Micawber's family may be able to help them. David resolves to run away and find his aunt, Miss Betsey Trotwood, to see if she might help him. He arranges secretly to go to Dover to find her, but as he tries to leave London he is robbed of all his money and possessions. He is forced to travel without food or shelter the entire way to Dover.

Chapter 12 Analysis

Again, as a child, David is left to take care of himself and is at the mercy of those around him. Even though he tried very hard to save money for his journey and to be honorable to his dishonorable boss, he is rewarded by being robbed and left to starve on his own.

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