David Copperfield - Mr Peggotty and Lil'Emily

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David Copperfield - Mr Peggotty and Lil'Emily

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1AuntieCatherine
nov 6, 2008, 8:52am


Do you think at Dickens meant Mr Peggotty's quest for the fallen Lil' Emily to read as quite so creepy and obsessive? Or is it just me who sees it like that?

2atimco
nov 6, 2008, 12:17pm

I don't think he meant it to seem creepy. I didn't take it that way at all. He wanted to rescue her and assure her that the family still loved her.

3aluvalibri
nov 6, 2008, 12:21pm

I agree with wisewoman.

4marise
nov 6, 2008, 12:47pm

Sometimes it is hard to view the nineteenth century with our twenty-first century eyes, isn't it?

5KathiJ
nov 6, 2008, 1:03pm

I agree. Mr Peggotty looked on Emily as his daughter. I think most fathers would go to great lengths to find a lost child. Nothing creepy about that.

6tomcatMurr
nov 16, 2008, 8:53pm

AuntieCatherine, what do you find creepy and obsessive about it? I'm intrigued.

7Foxhunter
nov 17, 2008, 3:16pm

Det här meddelandet har tagits bort av dess författare.