by my fanciful picture of my mother

Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: The Sequel of My Resolution

Clara Copperfield was hardly the embodiment of will, but image somehow helps him to persevere. It becomes a sort of icon and visual talisman, much as Christianity has used images to inspire the faithful. David will be guided or misguided by several such mental images. 

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