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Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: A Greater Loss

Sympathy shatters Mrs. Gummidge's self-absorption and self-pity. She becomes active, tender, and thoughtful enough to quote Jesus just below. Something like evil has occurred with Emily's elopement, yet the act has the power to elevate those whom it affects into nobler modes of being. 

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