What are the divisions of class in society in England and how does Dickens reveal these diffrences through characters and situation? Through his characters and situations, Dickens reveals how the social sructure plays such an important part in a persons future.

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David Copperfield is semi-autobiographical, meaning it is based on Dickens’s life.  One of the foundational events was his father’s arrest and time in debtor’s prison, when young Dickens had to go to work to support his family.  He represented this idea in David Copperfield.

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One of the great things about Dickens is how he portrays the downtrodden in his work. We frequently encounter characters on the fringe, characters who sometimes have to resort to illegal or immoral means to make a living. But Dickens makes them very believable and often very sympathetic.

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