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DAVID COPPERFIELD – CLASS PROJECT

Marina Macías Miranda BT1 I.E.S Cristo del Rosario -Zafra 22-02-13


• Title: David Copperfield • Author: Charles Dickens • Publishing House: Burlington books • Main Characters: David Copperfield: He is the protagonist.His father died before his birth, he led a miserable life when her mother married Murdstone .He is later called "Trotwood Copperfield" by his aunt Betsy. Clara coppperfield: David's mother. She was widow when David was born, her father had died six months earlier. She dies just after the birth of her second child (a son, Mr Murdstone junior, born to her second husband) Clara Peggotty : she is maid of the family copperfiel and a lifelong companion to David, she is called by her surname Pegotty in David's family. She is married Barkis. Betsey Trotwood: She is her father's aunt. She visited to Clara the day in which was born David, Betsy would help to Clara if She had one daughter. However Betsy went disappointed When She saw that was one boy. however she becomes his guardian after he runs away from Grinby and Murdstone's warehouse in London.. She will call David, "Trotwood Copperfield". Mr Murdstone: he is Young David's cruel stepfather, David reacts by biting Mr Murdstone, who then sends him to Salem House, the private school owned by his friend Mr. Creakle. After David's mother dies, Mr Murdstone sends him to work in his factory in London, where he has to clean wine bottles. He appears at Betsey Trotwood's house after David runs away. Emily:A niece of Mr. Peggotty. She is a childhood friend of David Copperfield, who loved her in his childhood days. Mr. Wickfield: The widower father of Agnes Wickfield and lawyer to Betsey Trotwood. He is prone to alcoholism, which is revealed later on in the book. Agnes Wickfield: Mr. Wickfield's daughter and close friend of David since childhood. After David returns to England, he realises his feelings for her, and she becomes David's second wife and mother of their children. Mr Micawber: gentleman who befriends David as a young boy. Mrs. Steerforth: Steerforth is an old schoolfriend of David.


Mrs. Heep - Uriah's mother, who is as sycophantic as her son.

• Summary: David Copperfield: This history is told by David Copperfield. He has told his life since He was born until middle age.

His history first when He was born, He was helped to come into the world by Dr Chillip, When his father has already was dead. Clara was name his mother and Pegotty was name his maid.

Betsy Trotwood 's aunt her father. She visited to Clara the day in which was born David, Betsy would help to Clara if She had one daughter. However Betsy went disappointed When She saw that was one boy.

Sara married with Mr Murdstone when David was 7 age. Murdstone imposed a strict regime for his mother and David. While was happening marry David with Pegotty visited to Yarmouth where lived family's Pegotty. He know Emily his first love childhood.

When David Copperfield back to house his stepfather thought that a child does not change in the system. First day David bit Mr Mudstone, Mr Mudstone punishment and sent him to a school far from her mother. This School was directed by Mr Creakle in this School David know his friend Steerfort .

Clara is unhappy with her husband, she sick by that situation When David back to house winter his mother was pregnant . She dead last moth after having her son. David is left to die, he has already back to school, he is sent work by Murdstone, David is close to his work by family Micawber.

Peggotty agrees marry with Barkis for her to be near david but David decides he doesn't like this life and he is going to look for her aunt Betsy when he arrive aunt's house David asked for help to her. First, his aunt don't know that do, so she calls Mr Murdstone to say that David will live with it.

David star new life in Copperfield. Who is selt a new school Since care Mr. Wickfield who have one daughter, Agnes .

David finish school to gratify his aunt, Betsy renamed David with the name of Trotwood who will work how proctor. There he will meet who will love Dora.

• Personal Opinion I think that life's David Copperfield is very tragic but however I liked. This book is very entertaining.


VOCABULARY Word

Meaning

Sentence

Widow

Viuda

Margaret was a widow for she had 30 year. Her husband worked lawyer at office.

Maid

Sirvienta

The maid thelfed my ring yesterday while I was doing sport at gym.

Nephew

Sobrino

I haven't still had nephew but I will like to have one.

Bachelor

Soltero

My mother hasn't been bachelor since she was 20 years old

Grave

Tumba

Grandmother's grave is at the cementery from my village.

Wonderful

Maravilloso

This landscape is wonderful. This tree is tall however also there are tree highest.

Knitting

Hacer punto

My grandmother is knitting at the moment. She last winter weaves jersey for me.

Hugge me

Me abrazo

When I was child and I fell playing my mother hugged me.

Stepfather

Padrasto

Friend's stpfather is very outgoing and honest.

Toward

Hacia

I toward to the west

Willing

Dispuesto

My mother is willing to sing.

Carriage

Transporte

Public transport is good because He doesn't damage the environment.

Offered

Ofrecer

My mother offered to make a cake.


Pain

Dolor

I am paining head because I drove alcohol yesterday.

Bland

Calvo

My grandgather have had heard because He is 70 years old.

Kindly

Amable

My teacher is very kindly.

Nodded

Asintió

He nodded with his head but he didn't replied.

Buried

Enterrador/ Enterrar

In war didn't buried people.

Sadness

Tristeza

I felt a terrible sadness when I went Madrid.

Dismiss

Despedir

My friend disn't dismiss to me when the moved to Barcelona.

Landlord

Casero

Landlord's floor os my sister lives in Francia.

childhood

Niñez

He has lived on the Isle Man since her childhood.

Debts

Deudas

He has had debts since 2003

Realesed

Liberado

Rosalind was relased when she fulfilled his sentence.

Cheerfully

Alegremente

Marta told me cheerfully she has a dog

Wealthy

Rico

Rosa is wealthy. She goes shopping everyday.

Owed

Debía

My aunt owed 20.000€

Carefully

Cuidadosamente

I make my homeworks carefully.

Nearby

cerca

My house is nearby the city of Zafra.

Politely

Cortesmente

He spoke to me politely.

Tremble

Temblar

I tremble when I have fear

Dearest

Querida

My dearest friend is going to go tomorrow

Proud

Orgulloso

My father is very proud.

Pregnant

Embarazada

My mother is 3 months


pregnant. Meant

Significó

I didn't know what she meat.

Proctor

Procurador

My father work of proctor.

Reminding

recordando

I am reminding my fauvorite sing.

Suggested

Sugerio

My sister suggested that I will go to Madrid.

Care

Cuidar

I am caring of Carlos.

Old-fashioned

Pasado de moda

This jersey is oldfashioned.

Employer

Empleado

I have some employer in my company.

Unpleasant

Desagradable

She is very unpleasant.

Chatted

Charlamos

She and I chatted yesterday.

Gussed

Adivino

She gussed that rain today

Between

Entre

Between My sister and my there is tree.

Encouraged

Animó

She ecouraged you team.

Courage

Valor

I have very courage.

Ruined

Arruinado

He has ruined since 20 years.

Ribbon

Cinta

She put ribbon to see.

Shower

Mostró

She showed her affection.

Hope

Esperanza

She has hope pass examen

Empty

Vacío

Marta emptied his suitcase

Furious

Furioso

Carlos is forious because he lost his telephone.

Witnessed

Presenciando

My mother is witnessed my birth.

Proud

Orgulloso

I am proud of my mother

Shall

Tener que

I shall make my homework.

Fainted

Se desmayó

Charline fainted when She saw ghost


Whether

Si

Whether I go I'll take flowers field.

Losing

Perder

I lost my keys.

Coldly

fríamente

She coldly killed his dog.

Faint

débil

I am faint.

Grief

Dolor

If I fall I feel grief.

Rushed down

Corrió hacia abajo

My sister rushed down.

Rope

Cuerda

If you want climb you have that use rope.

Housekeeper

ama de llaves

The housekeeper theft.

David Copperfield  

It is the biography of a boy named David Copperfield.

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