Questions tagged [george-eliot]

Questions about the works of Mary Ann Evans (1819–1880) or her life as a writer. She went by the pseudonym of George Eliot.

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How does the figure of “dropping oil to catch the air-borne motes” work in George Eliot’s “The Spanish Gypsy”?

The Spanish Gypsy (1868) by George Eliot is a closet drama in blank verse, set in Spain in the late 15th century, during the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. Duke Silva of Bedmár is engaged to Fedalma,...
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Why does George Eliot call night "bright" and "radiant"?

"The Radiant Dark" by George Eliot - Hello Poetry Should I long that dark were fair? Say, O song. Lacks my love aught that I should long? Dark the night with breath all flow'rs And tender ...
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Is Dorothea's nickname metaphorical?

In Middlemarch by George Eliot Dorothea Brook's nickname is Dodo. Or actually to be exact her sister, Celia Brook's nickname for her is Dodo. Is this an allusion to Dorothea's almost extinct kind? ...
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What is the plot significance of the discovery of Dunstan and the money?

Warning: major spoilers follow for the plot of Silas Marner. In George Eliot (Marian Evans)'s novel Silas Marner, the eponymous weaver's life goes through several significant stages: his years-long ...
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