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David Copperfield Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 54 Summary

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Chapter 54 Summary

David is deep in sorrow over Dora's death. His family urges him to travel abroad. First he pays a visit to Canterbury to see how the affairs of the Wickfield and Micawbers have improved. The Micawbers are preparing to go to Australia. Traddles has managed to sort out the Wickfield estate and recover most of Miss Betsey's fortune. On returning to London, Miss Betsey takes David aside to tell him that her husband has really died and that that part of her life is finally over.

Chapter 54 Analysis

This chapter helps settle several plotlines, including Miss Betsey's mysterious husband, who is now finally gone. Agnes' support of her father shows her strong loyalty and character. Traddles, also, is shown to actually be quite competent and worthy of trust.

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