stories Unit 11 lesson 2
New vocabulary: Novelist Novel
David Copperfild Novelist : Charles Dickens
characters David Copperfield peggotty
James Steerforth Mr. Wickfield Agnes Wickfield
Clara Copperfield Edward Murdstone
Miss Betsey Trotwood Dora
He lived his early years happily with his mother and housekeeper, Piggott.
Later, David's mother married Edward Murdstone, who was very cruel and use to beat David a lot.
Once, while the stepfather was beating him, David bit his hand. after that, Murdstone sent to salem House Academy boarding school where he hardly received any education
The only benefit David got from going to this school was making friends with Tommy Traddles and James Steerforth.
Because of the cruelty of Murdstones, David`s mother and her new born baby died.
After the funeral, Murdstone decided to send David to London to work in his warehouse
During his stay , David rememberd his aunt, so he decided to go to his aunt.
After meeting him, betseyadopte David and sent him to one of the best schools in Canterbury
There he received a good education and lived with Mr. Wickfield and his daughter Agnes.
After finishing school, David left Canterbury for London and decided that he wanted to become a lawyer.
He trained at Mr.Spenlows office where he met his daughter ,Dora
David married Dora , but few years later she died.
Soon after, David met his school friends again, but after a series of events his friend Steerforth drowned
Driven by sadness, David left Switzerland hoping to find comfort in the Alps. While living there, he worked on his book and sent it toTraddles, who published it.
Three years later, David decided to go back to England. He married Agnes