The Mill on the Floss is described as Eliot’s most autobiographical novel for its portrayal of a complex relationship between a brother and sister. It is the story of a young woman’s struggle for growth and independence against the restraints of small country life, domineering family and unsuitable suitors. 1,679 more words
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“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it, if it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers as we sat lisping to ourselves on the grass, the same hips and haws on the autumn hedgerows, the same redbreasts that we used to call ‘God’s birds’ because they did no harm to the precious crops.
In Chapter 8 of The Mill on the Floss, Mr. Tulliver’s journey to his relatives the Mosses’ farm to have his loan repaid combines a background of vivid images which suggest the poverty of the Mosses’ town of Basset while also using Mr. 1,479 more words