By George Eliot
Maggie Tulliver and her older brother Tom stay a contented, sheltered adolescence at Durlcote Mill at the River Floss. even though Maggie and Tom are vastly different--he is pragmatic and rational, whereas she longs for highbrow earnings and worldly experiences--they proportion a robust bond that's bolstered as they're pressured to accommodate a good kin debt, the lack of the mill, and the eventual demise in their father. whilst Tom leaves to earn again the family's former property, Maggie eventually profits the liberty to event lifestyles past the mill. however the relationships she cultivates in her new-found independence--those with males, in particular--complicate her reference to her brother and the 2 locate it very unlikely to return to their uncomplicated existence on the mill at the Floss.
Encompassing filial accountability, girl independence and the inflexible morality of early 19th century England, The Mill at the Floss partly displays the scandal created by way of writer George Eliot's courting with the already married George Henry Lewes. The Mill at the Floss has been tailored for the degree, movie, and tv, together with the 1997 single-episode model of the radical, with Emily Watson and Bernard Hill portraying the characters of Maggie and Mr. Tulliver.
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When Werner is at the yard I am afraid. FATHER: And so that's why you want to leave us? They are not serious reasons. (LENI JOHANNA: No. FATHER: Are there others? JOHANNA: Yes. FATHER: Let's have them. WERNER (shouting): Johanna, I forbid you. . JOHANNA: Well, speak for yourself! WERNER: What's the good? You know very well I shall obey him. JOHANNA: Why? 17 ACT I He's my father. Oh, let's have done with it. ) JOHANNA (placing herself in front of him): No, Werner, no! FATHER: He is right, daughter-in-law.
One way or another, you will see that it is a booby trap. . (JOHANNA hesitates, then slowly climbs the stairs and knocks at the door. Once, twice. A kind of nervous fury takes possession of her. A rain of blows against the door. ) LENI (quietly): You have the key. (Pause, JOHANNA hesitates. She is afraid, WERNER is anxious and agitated. ) Well? JOHANNA: There is an inside bolt. It must be fastened. ) FATHER: NO. JOHANNA: The Condemned of Altona 20 Who fastened it? Did I? JOHANNA: Perhaps there is another door.
JOHANNA: Did he remember it? FATHER (smiling): I think so. But his life wasn't very long. FATHER JOHANNA: And Franz? Released at once. On condition that he enlisted. The following winter, he was a lieutenant on the Russian front. ) What's the matter? JOHANNA: I don't like this story. FATHER: I am not saying that it's pleasant. ) That was in forty-one. JOHANNA (dryly): Well? FATHER: It was necessary to survive. JOHANNA: The Pole didn't survive. FATHER (indifferent): No. That's not my fault. FATHER: JOHANNA: I wonder.