David Copperfield - Chapter 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 27 Summary

David pays a visit to Tommy Traddles, who is having financial difficulties and is studying for a career in law. Tommy explains his financial problems, which mostly stem from bad relationships with his relatives and unlucky choices in life. He also discusses his plans to marry a girl named Sophie, the daughter of a country minister, when he established himself in his career.

The coincidence of meeting Traddles is increased when it becomes clear that Traddles is boarding at the home of the Micawber family. David has a reunion with the Micawbers, which reveals their continued financial problems and Mr. Micawber's hinted schemes to lift himself and Traddles out of poverty. They all agree to meet at David's home for dinner at some point in the future.

Chapter 27 Analysis

In contrast to Steerforth, Traddles is struggling to make ends meet. He is also shown as much more...

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