Little Dorrit - Book the First, Chapters XXXI - XXXVI Summary & Analysis

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Book the First, Chapters XXXI - XXXVI Summary

In Chapter XXXI, Amy is walking with John Edward Nandy, an impoverished but good natured man who is Mrs. Plornish's adored father. When Plornish was incarcerated at Marshalsea, Nandy went to visit him, and became friends with William Dorrit. As they walk, they come upon Fanny, who is headed to see their father as well. Fanny yells at Little Dorrit for walking around with an old, poor man, and will not walk on the same side of the street with them. As they approach the prison gate, Mr. Dorrit is also outside, sees Amy and Nandy, and rushes back to his room. Mr. Dorrit is very upset to see Amy with the old, poor man, and Amy is crushed by thinking she has humiliated her father. Amy has no regard for class distinctions, but her...

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