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

Names, especially Biblical, will be enlarged by their counterparts, especially in the Old Testament: Ham, Daniel, David, of course, and some others. For reasons that are discussed later, the novel runs at moments on a track parallel with figures and events in the Hebrew Testament (an earlier reference to Abraham and Isaac being one, and at others with moments in the Christian Testament (the earlier reference to Lazarus being raised from the dead another; there is also the all-important parallel to some of the disciples, who are fishermen, to water and baptism).

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