James Steerforth

It’s a bad job but the sun sets every day, and people die every minute, and we mustn’t be scared by the common lot.

Background. "It’s a bad job but the sun sets every day, and people die every minute, and we mustn’t be scared by the common lot." is a quotation from David Copperfield (Chapter 28). David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens, first published between 1849 and 1850.   Context. Quotation said by the uncompassionate character James Steerforth, here talking to David Copperfield (the protagonist and narrator of the story). Taken from the following passage in Chapter 28 of David Copperfield: ‘Don’t [...]

2018-11-08T23:16:45+00:00Categories: David Copperfield|Tags: |
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