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In David Copperfield, Dickens has several relationships, which you can compare to one another during the story. Dickens enjoys using foils to make creative and more detailed relationships, which can parallel and reflect the viewpoints of the Neoclassical and Romantic periods. In this essay I will compare and contrast two different relationships. Both relationships that I have chosen are David's connection with Agnes Wickfield and then with James Steerforth. Agnes's relationship with David is a profitable and wholesome person whereas Steerforth's with David reminds me of a physician letting a sick person bleed out, it is unhealthy and does no good. Both of these connections have fascinating similarities and foils to one another. David's connection with Steerforth is a interesting one since it shows the ramifications of being round the wrongs kinds of people does to you. Steerforth appears as a upstanding youth headset boy in Salem House and we are delighted to see him befriend David later David's life had fallen apart. But later on we see Steerforth's true colours come out, when he runs off with Small Emily and subsequently after awhile leaves her. In Chapter 24, David goes out to dinner together with Steerforth and his pals and we see what effect the effect of Steerforth has on David. David becomes drunk, smokes and becomes a fool at night. David's connection with Steerforth is foolish, dependent, and Steerforth only uses David to obtain what he wants (Emily, etc.). I think that parental upbringing includes a massive role in how Steerforth acts, since Mrs. Steerforth gives her kid so much focus and hammering him so much, that it's harmful for him and ultimately contributes to his downfall. In Mrs. Steerforth's eyes, '' James could do no bad and so...