Description : In nineteenth-century England, Dorthea Brooke's wishes to defy social conventions are inhibited by the strict nature of her surroundings.
Description : A comprehensive introduction to Middlemarch, offering both general information and an original interpretation. It pays considerable attention to the intellectual and social context surrounding Middlemarch, and situates the work within nineteenth-century traditions of the novel in England and Europe. Karen Chase gives particular emphasis to the Woman Question in Middlemarch.
Description : The fourth chapter challenges Rosowski's classification of MiddJemarch as a novel of awakening by providing a detailed study of moments of epiphany in the novel, moments through which the character of Dorothea reaches a state of advanced maturity Dorothea's moments of epiphany and maturing are studied as she passes through different stages of self-cognizance in facing one calamity after another.--The last chapter restates and confirms the essential points made in the analysis, and tries to re-establish the relationship between Middlemarch and the Bddungsroman on firmer grounds by assessing the continuous and gradual moments of maturing, i.e., Dorothea's apprenticeship journey Decision-making, action taking, and endurance of pain confirm Dorothea's growth and character development.
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