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Publication 101 By mhearn on Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 20:57   
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I have recently passed the point in the novel having this very chapter title, the one where Agnes warns him about Steerforth. ("You have made a dangerous friend.") Not only does it forewarn us what is to come with Steerforth, it shows Agnes in a light different from how David at this time sees her. His figure of innocence and goodness that she represents is actually sharper edged; having spent all her years living with and caring for an alcoholic father gives Agnes an awareness of the darker side of human nature that David will shortly develop. So her virute and goodness should not discount her human understanding; she is a lot sharper than David is himself, which has much to do with why she is right for him and he does not realize it--yet!

Publication 1199 By Nibs on Friday, May 8, 2009 at 16:14   
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I agree with you, o 2001 writer. You have very good insight that not most people notice. Whereas other Dickens ladies might miss this or simply choose not to comment on their thoughts, Agnes speaks up to protect David even though she knows it will ruin his "fun" and that he will disagree. She's not afraid to voice her opinion.

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