David Copperfield Setting & Symbolism

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The Rookery

This is David's childhood home where he lives with his mother and Peggotty in good times and bad. It is named for bird nests on the roof, although birds do not live there.

Yarmouth

This is the seaside town where Peggotty is from. Peggotty takes David to visit her family many times. David, in turn, brings Steerforth to meet them all. Here Steerforth meets Emily and puts together his plan to seduce her. Both Steerforth and Ham die in a storm off the coast of this town.

Highgate

This is an area outside of London where Steerforth's mother lives. David visits the Steerforth home several times. When he works for Dr. Strong he lives in the same neighborhood and passes this house often.

The Commons

David is apprenticed as a proctor. The proctor offices are all located in this neighborhood in London, called the Doctor's Commons...

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