David Copperfield - Chapter 61 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 61 Summary

David is finishing a book at his aunt's house in Dover. He takes occasional breaks to visit Traddles in London. David has become a famous author and has a great deal of fan mail to read. One letter he receives is from Mr. Creakle, his old schoolmaster at Salem House. Mr. Creakle now runs an experimental prison and asks David to come and visit the prison.

Mr. Creakle's prison is more like a hotel than a prison. The two most penitent prisoners are Uriah Heep and Littimer. Both profess great regret for their crimes and are made much of by the prison staff. David and Traddles are not fooled.

Chapter 61 Analysis

Mr. Creakle's change from violent schoolmaster to polite prison magistrate is very odd. Similarly the fake regret expressed by Heep and Littimer continues the theme that one can be easily deceived by appearances. Heep and Littimer...

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