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    I agree, Jackson. She is mainly seen through the...

    I agree, Jackson. She is mainly seen through the eyes of two men who idealize her and that certainly limits the character.

    Just a curiosity. Julia Lopes de Almeida, our first female author, who...
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    Our Mutual Friend is one of my favorites too. I...

    Our Mutual Friend is one of my favorites too. I think, some of the figures and plot developments are more complex than in earlier novels and there is a lot of symbolism in it, starting with the...
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    I quite agree, Jackson. But then David...

    I quite agree, Jackson. But then David Copperfield addopts a patronising tone when writing about the Pegottys. Although he loves them he is conscious of the social differences.
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    With Little Dorrit l there might be an intention...

    With Little Dorrit l there might be an intention of tenderness towards the heroine, with Little Nell almost certainly. In "Little Em'ly" there is added another element, I think: the omission of the...
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    I like her too. And I think Miss Haversham is one...

    I like her too. And I think Miss Haversham is one of the most interesting Dickens figures, because of her symbolic meaning.
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    Unfortunately its a long time ago I read Little...

    Unfortunately its a long time ago I read Little Dorrit. I used to know Dickens almost by heart. There are other figures that keep recuring in his books. For example I imagine that Dora, if she had...
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    Sure. But if I rightly remember, is Mr Micawber...

    Sure. But if I rightly remember, is Mr Micawber the comic version, while Mr Dorrit is a more somber and more realistic version of the same personage.
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    I like him too. It seems he is modelled on...

    I like him too. It seems he is modelled on Dickens own father.
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