"Middlemarch" by George Eliot and "The Mayor Of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Middlemarch" by George Eliot and "The Mayor Of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy
An analysis of the novels as examples of 19th centuty realism. Includes and examination of style, themes, narrative, subjects and structure.
# 21036 | 1,575 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 22, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)


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"British society to this day is more rigidly stratified than American society, with social class divisions that are clearly demarcated with boundaries not easily crossed. Many novelists explored this issue in their works and considered the degree of social mobility possible, the consequences for challenging the system, and often the artificiality of the divisions imposed by society. Some of these concerns can be found in the novels Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, and Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell.


The concept of parents plays an important role in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, and parentage determines social position. Pip is an orphan, and the driving force in his life, a drive that takes several different forms, is to have a family, the family he was denied as a child. The stratified social..."

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