David Copperfield was a little boy who grew up in an unfortunate family. His father died six months before David's birth. Later his mother remarried to a cruel man who beat him up. David however fought back and bit him. This resulted in David getting sent to a boarding school which he did not finish because of his mother's death. All in all, David's life has been a string of misfortunes. His development from infancy to maturity happened unnecessarily fast. Will he still be able to succeed in life and overcome all these setbacks or will he fall victim to his circumstances like so many have before him?