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    of Gender Roles in Middlemarch Gender roles play a significant role in forming the way we think about others in society. Stereotypically, the definition of women as being ‘weak’ has controlled many aspects of a woman’s life while a man is defined as ‘strong’ throughout his entire life. For example, women are portrayed a being weak, they are mainly perceived as being physically weaker, submissive and delicate while men are portrayed as stable, independent, and hard-working. In Middlemarch by George Eliot, we see gender roles portrayed in different characters. The relationships we will examine are Casaubon and Dorthea, Mary and Fred, Rosamond and Lydgate and Mrs. Cadwallader. Throughout this essay, we will examine different characters and how they defy their portrayal of their gender role and how these gender roles can be applicable today. In the beginning of the novel, Dorothea Brooke, who appeared determined. “She was enamored of intensity and greatness” (Eliot,11), still Dorthea had to…

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    ASTRACT :- Unaccustomed Earth’ collection of eight short stories from Pulitzer Prize winner author Jhumpa Lahiri written in 2008, shows the life of Indian Immigrants living in US. This research shows the different aspects of characters in the respect of married life, their premarital relations, their extra marital affairs, their deviation from the traditional Indian way of life style, the emotions and love developed within the characters of both the generations, arrange marriage or love…

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    Q & A Literary Analysis

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    The major strength of this novel is that the genre of “coming-of-age” and young adult will always be relevant because the audiences of these genres will always be looking for a new book to read or relate to. The biggest market, ages 18-25, is an audience that turns to books to help deal with the challenges of growing up and what comes with balancing school, relationships, drugs, and rebellion. For older readers, this novel is a way to reminisce and read a story about a punk kid, much like…

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    other at the beginning of the story, the courtship between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice is similar to the courtship between Fred Vincy and Mary Garth in Middlemarch because it required the characters to evolve before they could be together. Mr. Darcy, specifically, had to change and prove his worthiness to Elizabeth Bennet the same way Fred Vincy had to prove his worthiness to Mary Garth. Mr. Darcy left a negative first impression on Elizabeth during the ball when she…

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    In both George Eliot’s Middlemarch and Toni Morrison’s Sula, marriage plays a large role in the plotline. Some characters marry, some don’t. Some find marriage almost accidentally, and some are extremely driven to find a spouse. For Sula’s Nel and Middlemarch’s Dorothea, the two find that married life doesn’t live up to their expectations. Both seem to settle into the role of wife, and by doing so end up in an unhappy marriages with men who don’t truly appreciate their significant other. Both…

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    Lydgate Character Analysis

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    longs to offer free medical service and contributes to social charity. Lydgate comes to Middlemarch hoping to have great success. He wants to try his new form of therapy but receives a lot of criticism. Lydgate works in a charitable hospital which is built by the banker Mr. Bulstrode. He meets with Rosamond who is the daughter of Mayor Vincy. Rosamond is a beautiful girl, but she has some fatal defects. She is selfish, arrogant and indifferent. She looks down upon the man in Middlemarch.…

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    George Eliot George Eliot will be the name remembered for the great works of Silas Marner, Middlemarch, and Adam Bede, but who was this thought provoking author? Mary Ann Evans was born on November 22, 1819, in Warwickshire, England. At the age of nine, she began boarding at Mrs. Wallington’s School at Nuneaton, where she developed an evangelical piety. At her next school, she learned to read French and Italian. When her mother died, she left school to help her father. She continued her…

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    and yearns to accomplish some good in the world”. As for Tertius Lydgate, Smith informs us that “[he] is an ambitious young doctor who hopes to make important scientific discoveries”. Smith also states that “both Dorothea and Tertius end up in disastrous marriages.” As someone who hasn’t read Middlemarch, I knew it would be naive to believe that Smith’s character summaries are accurate without doing my own research. Turns out, Smith has also done her research and nailed both of their…

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    THE BRITISH NOVEL ASSIGNMENT (BASED ON BLOCKS 1-9) Maximum Marks: 100 Programme : MEG-03 Section I is compulsory. Attempt four questions from section 11. You must attempt -five q uestions in all. All questions carry equal marks. Section I 1. In what ways can we look at fiction as history? Give suitable examples. 20 Section I1 How does Fielding's social consciousness affect his point of view in 'Tom Jones'? 20 Discuss the use of humour in 'Pride and Prejudice'. 20 'Wuthering…

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    have been put into certain categories based on society's expectations. Our society have grown accustomed to assigning roles to genders. The responsibilities of these roles tend to predict how one should act. These roles become more evident in "The Revolt Of Mother" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman,"Women's Brain" by Stephen Jay Gould, and "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" by Mary Wollstonecraft. In "The Revolt Of Mother", the women, the mother, and wife finds herself being constantly ignored,…

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