'contemplating A Classic A Report By Haaya Naushan' David Copperfield By Charles Dickens

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'Contemplating a Classic a report by Haaya Naushan'David Copperfield by Charles Dickens1. Would you like to have lived in the time period described by the author of your novel? Why or Why not? Give reasons.I would not have liked to live in the times in David Copperfield as there was a strong distinction between the common people and the noble people in other words the rich and the poor. In this time period England was developing and certain high born wealthy people distinguished themselves as aristocrats. They were proud people and as Uriah Heep's father so wonderfully put it "People like to be above you" and "Be umble, Uriah, and you'll get on" they did not want people of the lower class to rise up to the same level as them as they used to think of them as another lower species.David Copperfield was different he knew what it was like to be poor and wealthy; he knew what it was like to live in poverty and riches. He had associated with poor people and wealthy people he knew the differences. The life of the common folk was not as easy as a rich person's life. David was a very loving person and readily gave his heart in earnest to first little Emily who was succeed by Dora Spenlow who David then becomes secretly engaged to. As David works for her father her father finds out that his aunt who took him in and raised him is bankrupt soon after David does so when he finds out that they are secretly engaged he forbids David from seeing Dora. However Mr. Spenlow dies shortly after with out a will leaving Dora in the care of her two spinster aunts. David then had to prove his worth to her aunts by getting a job writing parliamentary articles for the newspaper or in other word increasing his financial gain allowing him to marry Dora.2. Issue Analysis: What themes or issues might this novel be about? Provide evidence for your answer. What was the author showing about life and living through this novel?One of the issues that I find to be the basis of this story is man's ability to or desire to preside or rule over each other men find themselves to be the most intelligent beings on Earth and their only competition is each other. Humans have always harbored the desire to be better than each other and the aspiration to be the best has pushed man to the extreme. No matter what age or time human nature will never change. One of the other issues is how status is such a thick and dense barrier for love to cross. People of lower status can't marry people of high status it is as simple as that the people of a higher class had to marry people of the same or higher class in order to preserve and uphold the high standing of the elite aristocrats.For the most part people of lower status did not want to mix with people of higher standing either but there were a few exceptions. For example little Emily David's childhood friend wanted to be a lady to such an extreme that she foolishly left her home and betrothed for David's sly crafty friend Steerforth who falsely promised...

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