David Copperfield - Chapter 41 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 41 Summary

David receives a reply from Dora's aunts and arranges a meeting, bringing Traddles to vouch for his character. They go to visit and, after a very long explanation, are told that David will be allowed to visit Dora under the aunts' supervision. David is able to have a brief conversation with Dora where he tries to let her understand what has happened. Dora refuses to hear about any of his friends or family members.

A schedule of visits is arranged and David's courtship becomes assured. He attempts, here and there, to introduce the subject of practical housekeeping, but can never get Dora to be serious about anything. Nonetheless, he is very happy with his relationship.

Chapter 41 Analysis

David's conversations with Dora continue to show her selfish and weak willed character. She refuses to meet any of David's friends or family out of fear. David's continued attempts to...

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