David Copperfield - Chapter 44 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 44 Summary

Dora and David begin their married life. The major problem is Dora's inability to do anything practical or put forth any effort to manage the household. David catalogs the many servants that they go through and how the merchants take advantage of their inexperience.

Dora and David both attempt to learn the art of housekeeping, but never get very far with it. David realizes that Dora will never be a true partner for him. He recognizes that he cannot share his thoughts and feelings with her and that he must take care of her throughout their lives. He loves her very much, so he does not mind at this point.

Chapter 44 Analysis

The problems present during David and Dora's courtship are equally present in their married life. Dora's inability to do anything causes a lot of conflict between them. For the most part, David has to give...

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