I have only one motive in life, Miss Trotwood,' he rejoined, smiling. 'Other people have dozens, scores, hundreds. I have only one.

Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Make Another Beginning

The second time Wickfield promotes his reductionist one-motive theory. It sounds innocent enough but reflects his own fixation upon his deceased wife. 

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