大卫●科波比尔 David Copperfield
Charles Dickens, the greatest representative(代表) of English
critical realism (批判现实主义),was born in
1812 at Portsmouth. Dickens’ novels are set in realistic environments such as in the factory or in the street. His characters represent all
aspects of society from beggars, criminals and orphans to
This critically realistic description of Victorian working class
life is perhaps the very important essence(要素) which makes Dickens become one of the greatest authors of all time.
?《雾都孤儿》（Oliver Twist）—— 1837年－1839年
?《大卫· 科波菲尔》（David Copperfield）—— 1849年－ 1850年
? 《荒凉山庄》（Bleak House）—— 1852年－1853年
? 《双城记》（A Tale of Two Cities）—— 1859年 ? 《圣诞颂歌》（A Christmas Carol）—— 1843年
David Copperfield （大卫 科波菲尔）
An optimistic, diligent, and persevering character, he is
the protagonist(主角）. He is later called “Trotwood
Copperfield（特洛乌 科波菲尔）" by his aunt. He is Dora Spenlow ˋs(朵拉斯潘楼) lover and married her.when he became a writer ,Dora died by disease. Finally, he married with his best friend—Agnes.
She is naive, beautiful and kind .David was deeply
attracted by her at their first met. Although she did not
know anything about housework, David married her when her father died. Before she died, she did the last thing for her husband,asking for her friend Agnes to look after her husband, because she knew Agnes also loved David for a long time.
Agnes Wickfield, David's second wife
Mr. Wickfield‘s mature and lovely daughter and close friend of David since childhood. Agnes nurtures（滋养） an unrequited love for David for many years but never
tells him, helping and advising him through his
infatuation(迷恋） and married Dora. After David returned to England, she became David's second wife and mother of their children.
David’s temperamental but kind-hearted great-aunt; she
becomes his guardian(监护人） after he runs away
from his step father . She sent him to the best school to study and encouraged him to be a undependent man. When David married,she lived alone untill Dora died.
A niece of Mr. Peggotty. She is a childhood friend of David Copperfield.She leaves her cousin and fiancé(未婚夫）, Ham,for money. After Steerforth deserts(离弃）her, she
doesn‘t go back home because she has
disgraced（使受辱） herself and her family.Finally, she and her uncle emigrate to Australia.
David was born in 1820, six months after the death of his
When he is seven years old, his mother re-marries Edward Murdstone.
Murdstone thrashes (抽打）David for no reason and sends
him to a far place to study .Soon ,David’s mother died so he is far away from his step father. He walks from London to Dover, finding his unmarried aunt Betsey Trotwood. She agrees to raise him. David's aunt
renames him "Trotwood Copperfield" .
As David grows to adulthood, David’s romantic but selfserving school friend, Steerforth, seduces (引诱）Little Emily and then deserts her. Peggotty's brother Dan transports Emily to a new life in Australia, Then Agnes becomes David’s confidante (红粉知己).And
he meets his lover—Dora and marries her. After that ,
David is famous for his novel.
But finally ,Dora died by disease.David is
very sad,so he travels the world for 3
After that ,he marries the Agnes, who
had always loved him and waiting for
him. David and Agnes then have three
1.The most important thing in life is to stop saying I wish and start saying I will.
Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.
2.Lovers had loved before , and lovers would love again; but no lover had loved, might could , or should ever love, as I loved Dora. 恋人们过去相爱，将来恋人们还要相爱；但没有一个恋人可以、能够、愿意 或者曾经像我爱朵拉那样相爱。
3.I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world . 我希望，在这个世界上，真正的关爱和忠诚最终将战胜一切邪恶和灾难。 4.We must meet reverses boldly, and not suffer them to frighten us, my dear.We must learn to act the play out, we must live misfortune down.
Firstly, I like this story because it has a happy ending ,then I learnt a lot. David’s experience inspire me to work towards my own goal. I know that money is not the most important thing and we shouldn’t look on people through how much money he has.
On the other hand, health is very important. Because without health, much
more money you have is useless.Such as Dora, if she can be healthy, she will
have a better life.
Then, I think we should work hard and believe ourselves. We should be
hopeful to our future.As we all know, life has a strange habit of taking
twists and turns that we do not expect. Whenever our life feels unbearable, things will get better if we put efforts into it. Also, we should have a light heart to face the troubles in our life and always keep a hopeful mind. We can believe that whatever happened,
we can solve them with a firm mind.
That’s all, thank you!