David Copperfield - Chapter 45 Summary & Analysis

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Meanwhile, the relationship of Dr. and Mrs. Strong continues to go nowhere. Both try to please the other and yet both remain unhappy. Mr. Dick senses their unhappiness and wants to help. His simple action of placing their hands together sets off the emotional scene that has been storing up for many years. Mrs. Strong kneels down to her husband and asks him to tell her what has come between them. When Dr. Strong refuses to say anything, David steps in and explains the conversation involving Uriah Heep's suspicions about her and Maldon.

Mrs. Strong explains that she married out of love and that all the attempts by her mother to get help for Maldon had never been her idea. She was ashamed that others thought she had married for money. Through this explanation, the Strongs are able to renew their love for each other. David, however, is unsettled by...

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