Little Dorrit Characters

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Amy Dorrit is also called Little Dorrit by the narrator and fondly by Arthur Clennam. She is a small woman, often mistaken for a child. Amy was born at Marshalsea prison, daughter of one of the prisoners. Her mother dies during her birth. Amy's father could not pay a substantial debt, was placed in the prison, and his family took up residence there as well. Amy has an older brother, Tip, and an older sister, Fanny.

As the years go on, Amy becomes famous locally as the girl born in the prison, and her kindness and compassion for others is well known throughout the prison and the local town. A giving and caring person, Amy is devoted to her father, and the various characters she picks up throughout her life. Amy is always thinking of others, finding work for her sister and brother, ensuring her...

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