David Copperfield - Chapter 50 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 50 Summary

Martha arrives at David's house. She says that they must quickly go to London. She takes him to a rooming house. Before they get to her room, however, Miss Dartle enters. Miss Dartle confronts the person who is hiding in the room, who is presumed to be Emily. David overhears hears the entire encounter but feels that he should not enter the room before Mr. Peggotty does. Miss Dartle yells horrible things at Emily for a long time until Mr. Peggotty finally arrives and is reunited with Emily.

Chapter 50 Analysis

Miss Dartle's surprise appearance is not explained. The reader does not know how she found out where Emily was staying. Everything that Miss Dartle says to Emily repeats what she had previously said to Mr. Peggotty and David. David shows a combination of loyalty to Mr. Peggotty and fear of confronting either Miss Dartle or Emily by...

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