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David Copperfield : The Undisciplined Heart


... There exist quite a lot of nuances in the way 'David Copperfield' talks about discipline, but we wouldn't be wrong, I think, if we said that, mainly, true discipline, as it is described in that novel, comes from the inner self as a restoration of confidence to the world, love, devotion, humility and credibility. "Suitability of mind and purpose" is not a necessary prerequisite for that kind of love; selfless and willful devotion is. In this sense, David remains undisciplined all the way, since he only loved people that loved him or were worthy of his love... Read Complete


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