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Inner Conflict: Religion and Temptation

In the first section of Middlemarch, I noticed in particular the dual nature of Dorothea‚Äôs character, and the inner conflict she experiences between her devout, religious side, and her human, passionate side that gives into her desires. I wondered, if … Continue reading

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Rachel: a portrait of a “modern” woman?

As the Betteredges’s narrative progresses, I was particularly struck by the portait of Miss Rachel and her marriage plot of the two suitors. Our narrator describes her first as “difficult […] to fathom” and then presents many of her characteristics … Continue reading

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