David Copperfield - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

David continues to do well in school and develops a series of romantic attachments to women of the neighborhood. David is growing up, and so is Agnes. David shares his romantic troubles with Agnes, and she teases him about the temporary nature of his affections. David recounts two crushes in particular. One is a local schoolgirl, who briefly returns his affection and then rejects him. The other is a much older woman who flirts with David and then marries another man.

Chapter 18 Analysis

David's memories of attending school in Canterbury revolve mainly around his various romantic attachments. This is a continuing theme in his life, in which his emotional world is taken over by one girl or another. The relationship between David and Agnes develops as he turns to her with all his romantic problems.

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