David Copperfield - Chapter 60 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 60 Summary

David and his aunt discuss Agnes. Miss Betsey hints that Agnes may have a suitor. David goes to Canterbury to see Agnes. To support her father, Agnes now runs a girls' school. David is sure of his love for her but thinks that they can never be more than friends. They resume their brother-sister relationship and recount their pleasant childhood together. David resists the temptation to tell Agnes that he loves her. Instead, he feels that he must sacrifice his love in order to preserve their friendship.

Chapter 60 Analysis

David's relationship with Agnes is different from his previous relationships. He is able to restrain himself from declaring his love because he respects Agnes and values their friendship. Unlike his previous relationships, David's feelings for Agnes are founded on her character, not just her appearance. He knows and understands her.

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