One of my three-way connections was with Steerforth to Nice clothes to Lies and Deception. Although Iím sure Steerforth was a popular choice for many of the three-way connections, I chose to write about him because I felt impacted by his negativity, and he was one of the cruelest characters. As David grew up, he began to mature at a slow rate, and consequently, not quick enough to realize the true personality of James Steerforth. From the beginning, Davidís adoration towards Steerforth blinds him to see Steerforthís many faults. It takes David time and patience before he truly begins to open his eyes to see the personality of Steerforth most every other character in the novel despises. Steerfoth contradicts Emily from the beginning, and David is tossed back and forth between his good and bad influence, eventually causing him to pick a side between following Steerforth or Agnesís example. Steerforth is connected to nice clothes, which represent his wealth and everything that has been given to him. Steerforth had been raised by a mother who gave her son everything he could ever want, and consequently as Steerforth grew up, he believed everyone was supposed to serve him. Having never learned the values of life and the ethics of working hard, Steerforth would be forever disabled to have a normal life. Steerforth also connects with lies and deception because the numbers of lies Steerforth has told is far to great to count, and the people he has lied to, is far more than imaginable. Only when Steeforth pushes the limit and runs away with Emily, deceiving the entire family, does David truly see the cruel and awful person Steerforth is.