David Copperfield Chapter Summary - Part 1
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By Poppy Edmunds
CHAPTER 25 – GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
Copperfield gets an invitation from Agnes to meet him. She tells him that she forgives him for last night. Copperfield says that she is his good Angel.
Agnes warns Copperfield that Steerforth is his bad Angel, but he won’t listen. She goes on to say that Heep is planning to go into business with her father, but subtly, trying to overpower him.
Mr and Mrs Waterbrook own the place in which this conversation is taking place. They invite them both to dinner with plenty of other guests, such as Heep. Traddles is there (from Salem House).
Copperfield walks home with Heep.
It is quite clear that Copperfield hates Heep because of what he is doing to Mr Wickfield. Heep then confesses that he loves Agnes. He stays the night because it is too late to go back to his boarding house.
During the night, Copperfield keeps having the urge to put the poker through him.
CHAPTER 26 – I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
After Agnes and Heep leave for Canterbury, Copperfield gets asked to go to Norwood with Mr Spenlow.
Copperfield meets his daughter and it is love at first sight. But with Miss Dora Spenlow was Miss Murdstone, her chaperone. Miss Murdstone says that she wants to get on better with Copperfield, he agrees.
He walks round, in hope to see her, and on the occasions that he does, it is harder to leave her.
Mrs Crupp tries to comfort Copperfield.
CHAPTER 27 – TOMMY TRADDLES
Copperfield decides to visit Traddles. He has a good time. He reveals that Mr and Mrs Micawber are living in the flat below him. They both owe money, but Micawber tells Copperfield that he is going to get some money soon in a new business venture.
Traddles is working with the Encyclopaedia and wants to enter into journalism.
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