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Reform & Its Challenges

As others have already discussed, modernism and reform are two themes essential in Middlemarch. In this section of the reading, the concepts of medical reform and scientific modernism are introduced. The arrival of “London-made M.D.” Lydgate (Eliot 417) is not … Continue reading

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Mill on Progress

According to Mill, in Chapter 1 of On Liberty, liberty only divides men “in the stage of progress into which the more civilized portions of the species have now entered” (Mill, 5).  It is on the very notion of separating … Continue reading

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