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Dorothea’s Evolving Relationships

Throughout the reading of Middlemarch, we are constantly being asked to assess each character and evaluate whether or not we can connect with them. Eliot, through the narrator, calls into question the forming of bonds between people, both within the … Continue reading

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A Clever Display of Pre-Raphaelite Color Technique through Dorothea Brooke

In Books II and III, the reader witnesses the development of Dorothea Brooke’s interest to learn and understand meaning behind art. She already recognizes paintings as beautiful, but she strives to learn to appreciate art for deeper meaning. I noticed … Continue reading

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Inner Conflict: Religion and Temptation

In the first section of Middlemarch, I noticed in particular the dual nature of Dorothea’s 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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