David Copperfield - Chapter 58 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 58 Summary

David goes abroad and roams aimlessly for many months. One day a letter arrives from Agnes. It revives him and makes him start writing again. He passes many more months this way until he begins to think of returning home. He has begun to see that he truly loves Agnes. He is afraid to find out that he has missed his chance with her by marrying Dora. He assumes that now they can only be friends. He continues wandering in Europe for several years before finally returning to England.

Chapter 58 Analysis

David's time alone gives him the opportunity to contemplate his life. He realizes that his relationship with Dora was not a good one. He also rediscovers his childhood friend, Agnes, and grows to understand that she has always been a much more suitable partner for him. He worries that their friendship could not bear any pressure...

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