Maggie in "The Mill on the Floss" Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Maggie in "The Mill on the Floss"
A descriptive analysis of Maggie's character in the novel "The Mill on the Floss" by George Eliot.
# 119370 | 1,409 words | 0 sources | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 23, 2010 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis)

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The paper analyzes the novel "The Mill on the Floss" from its beginning until its tragic conclusion. The paper focuses on the character of Maggie and how she is represented in this story.

From the Paper:

"The novel begins with a description of the countryside around the town of St. Ogg's and the river Floss. In addition, the characters Maggie, Mr. Tulliver, Mrs. Tulliver and Mr. Riley are introduced to this setting. Mr. Tulliver intents sending Tom, Maggie's sister, to a different school accepting an advice from Mr. Riley but Maggie's mother is concerned about this situation and how her family is taking the approach to the solution. Tom seems to be very genuinely concerned about his sister's feelings. During a family visit, the Tulliver's visit the Pullets, Tom begins showing affection to his cousin, Lucy much to his sister's dismay. Maggie's jealousy appears in the plot as she pushes Lucy in the mud because she is receiving most of Tom's attention. Tom's reaction to this situation steers the wheels in the events that follow. Maggie decides to run away to the gypsies, when Tom threatened to tell what she had done but after learning how poor they were and how little of food they had she decides to go back home. Maggie's rationality and sense of sensibility is seen by her action at this point."

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