History Literature / DavidCopperfield

17th Jan '17 2:52:39 PM k410ren
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* KarmaHoudini: Mr. Murdstone never really gets what he deserves for abusing David and his mother, and continues to marry and abuse women.
23rd Dec '16 9:16:21 PM Shoebox
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* DeadGuyJunior: David is named after his late father, and renamed by Aunt Betsey (to 'Trotwood') after the girl he wasn't. Also, one of David and Agnes's daughters is named Dora.

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* DeadGuyJunior: David is named after his late father, and renamed Trotwood by Aunt Betsey (to 'Trotwood') after in homage to the girl he wasn't.was supposed to be, whom she was prepared to insist would be named after her. Also, one of David and Agnes's daughters is named Dora.



* DotingParent: Clara (and to a certain extent Aunt Betsey) to David, and Spenlow to Dora.

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* DotingParent: Steerforth's mother, so much. Also Clara (and to a certain extent Aunt Betsey) to David, and Spenlow to Dora.



* HaveAGayOldTime: After Steerforth and Copperfield talk very loudly in their room, Steerforth is afraid of being reprimanded for "disorderly conduct in the bedroom"

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* HaveAGayOldTime: After Steerforth and Copperfield talk very loudly in their room, Steerforth is afraid of being reprimanded for "disorderly conduct in the bedroom"bedroom".
**Mr. Dick's name becomes an example when coupled with the belief, very much current in Dickens' time, that mentally-handicapped men are notably well-endowed.
2nd Dec '16 10:50:57 AM Hedging
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* ChildHater: Jane Murdstone, though only towards boys. Her opinion of girls is unknown.
6th May '16 1:50:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played straight with Agnes Wickfield and Uriah Heep, although characters like HandsomeDevil Steerforth blur the lines somewhat. The dwarf Mrs. Mowcher goes from exemplifying this trope on first appearance to totally subverting it the next.

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Played straight with Agnes Wickfield and Uriah Heep, although characters like HandsomeDevil Steerforth blur the lines somewhat. The dwarf Mrs. Mowcher goes from exemplifying this trope on first appearance to totally subverting it the next.



* HandsomeDevil: James Steerforth
13th Apr '16 4:05:11 PM BobTanaka
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* WorldOfCardboadSpeech: Miss Mowcher gives one of these to David in her second appearance, calling him out for snap-judging her based on her appearance and behavior in company of Steerforth and describing her struggles growing up as a dwarf and the effort she spent carving out a niche for herself in society.

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* WorldOfCardboadSpeech: WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Miss Mowcher gives one of these to David in her second appearance, calling him out for snap-judging her based on her appearance and behavior in company of Steerforth and describing her struggles growing up as a dwarf and the effort she spent carving out a niche for herself in society.
13th Apr '16 4:04:57 PM BobTanaka
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* WorldOfCardboadSpeech: Miss Mowcher gives one of these to David in her second appearance, calling him out for snap-judging her based on her appearance and behavior in company of Steerforth and describing her struggles growing up as a dwarf and the effort she spent carving out a niche for herself in society.
4th Apr '16 7:30:19 PM BobTanaka
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* WhereAreTheyNowEnding: The last two chapters are primarily concerned with sketching the current circumstances of the majority of the cast.

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* WhereAreTheyNowEnding: WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: The last two chapters are primarily concerned with sketching the current circumstances of the majority of the cast.characters.
4th Apr '16 7:29:38 PM BobTanaka
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* WhereAreTheyNowEnding: The last two chapters are primarily concerned with sketching the current circumstances of the majority of the cast.
4th Apr '16 1:50:04 PM BobTanaka
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* MoodWhiplash: Often PlayedForLaughs with Mr. Micawber, who can go in an instant from being assured that he has reached the uttermost depths of despair to cheerfully assuming that all will be well.
17th Jan '16 12:34:21 PM Hedging
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* AdultsAreUseless: David's guardians almost exclusively fall under this, being too childish themselves (Clara Copperfield, Mr. Dick), heartless (the Murdstones, Uriah, Creakle), drunks (Wickfield), or severely in debt (Micawbers). Even kind and capable Aunt Betsey ends up losing all her money and throwing herself on David's doorstep.

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* AdultsAreUseless: David's guardians (save for Peggoty) almost exclusively fall under this, being too childish themselves (Clara Copperfield, Mr. Dick), heartless (the Murdstones, Uriah, Creakle), drunks (Wickfield), or severely in debt (Micawbers). Even kind and capable Aunt Betsey ends up losing all her money and throwing herself on David's doorstep.
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