David Copperfield was written by Dickens and it is a long piece of fiction. The story is told almost entirely from the point of view of the first person narrator, David Copperfield himself. When reading this novel, I was totally attracted by not only the exciting plot but also the author‘s sprightly smooth and the humorous charming language.
The main character, David Copperfield is a diligent person who is good at observing. His father passed away in his early time, and his mother departed later, which made him make a living independently. At first, he was sent to do the child laborer. Latter, because cannot bear the maltreatment, he ran away to his aunt’s home. His aunt sent him to school, after graduate, he become a lawyer and marry his teacher’s daughter Dora. But soon, Dora died of disease and David leave for Australia with deep sorrow. After returning to homeland, he had become a writer and married Agnes, and from this time he starts the happy content life.
The novel plot is just like this,though there are not many soul-stirring scenes and imposing heroic achievement,lets me feel that I was appreciating a fresh picture.
David’s complex character allows for contradiction and development over the course of the novel. David experiencedmany things which were difficult and dangerous, when he was in trouble, his friends came to help him. Among those people, there were men and women, elders and children. Though they were different, all can render oneself in one's power assistance at difficult time. Due to have these truly friends, David can turn danger into safety and be pulled in the death edge by the companion again and again. What can let he pass the danger is the great human nature.
I thinkthe human nature passes through this book. In the novel, there are many art characters, in my opinion,these are the actually living character in the real life. These characters are not only lived in 19th century, but also live inthe present age.The human nature is divided into two parts, elegant and ugly.The elegant human nature should always be remembered by us and not be diluted by the time’s change. We should develop and let it lead the entire human nature for it has a great significance for our society. The ugly human nature should be forbidden and not appear in the society, it is not only does no significance to our society, even also can tow the hind leg which we progress.
The good servant Peggotty was kind all the time. She does not like to show herself in front of people, her kindness comes from her heart, and then I associate others in the world, some of them are hypocritical and unctuous. Which they can’t get rid of is their own interest. No matter what they do, they first think is that whether their interest will be destroyed or their purpose will be completed. They are selfish, and their mind should be corrected with the standard of Peggotty’s.
In our actually society, many people are similar to Steerforth, he is very cunning, he made friends with David then cheat his friends. At first, they pretended very gentle or outstanding to their friends, in fact, they had their own purpose. After having their friends confused, then the evil plan started. Taking advantage of other’s trust to cheat and running away when they completed the purpose. Their human natures are ugly and hateful.
But the man who was most hated is Uriah Heep. Uriah serves a foil to David and contrasts David’s qualities of innocence and compassion with his own corruption. Uriah and David not only have opposing characteristics but also operate at cross-purposes. For example, whereas Uriah wishes to marry Agnes only in order to hurt David, David’s marriages are both motivated by love He always displays very much base and low in front of others, as if he want to win others sympathy, he likes to do this at any time. Actually, he has other goal, when he cooperation with David, he want to make him breakdown and cause him to stain the excessive drinking abuse, he embezzled public funds and try to buy his office. I think there are many people who are similar to Uriah in the market, they always like to enjoy the process of destroying others to accumulate their own wealth. Sometimes they even cheat their closed person. In front of the family members, they are very successful and splendid, but no one know that they receive these by betrayed their own human nature. They obtain the splendid while harvested the evil. I think ordinary people will not want this kind of splendid.
We should inherit and carry forward the elegant human nature, make up for the discount mind. But for the ugly human nature, we should say firmly “no”， and defeats it with the elegant human nature. Only do this can our society become more beautiful and peaceful.