Of the shape of the room, of the cracks in the ceiling, of the paper on the walls,

Category: Mind | Type: Discussion | Title: David Copperfield (in Context) | Author: Charles Dickens | Ch: I Fall into Disgrace

Disorientation can result in more acute vision. Proust describes a similar phenomenon in the opening pp. of Swann's Way of Remembrance of Things Past. In Chapter 2 David orients himself by "our pew in the church," "the outside of our house."

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