There was more laughter at this,

Category: Writing & Reading | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Observe

The secret, condescending manner of adults toward the child David and to other children features in the earlier part of the novel and destabilizes the child's response, for, unable to grasp what is being said, he drifts into apprehensiveness and unnatural behavior.

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