David Copperfield Discussion Questions

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Consider David's mother's relationship with Mr. Murdstone. How is she responsible for what happens to David?

Compare and contrast the two schools that David attends: Salem House and Dr. Strong's School.

How does Dora resemble David's mother?

The novel presents several examples of marriage. Choose one couple and discuss how their marriage is successful or unsuccessful and what hardships they overcome.

David is nicknamed by several characters. Chose one nickname and discuss what it says about David's relationship to the person who gave it to him.

Consider the confrontation that Steerforth has with Mr. Mell at Salem House. What does this incident show about David's character? About Steerforth? About Traddles?

Uriah Heep is able to take advantage of Mr. Wickfield. How is this accomplished?

Miss Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick have a very interesting relationship. How does it resemble a marriage? Why do you think they do...

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