Several critics admired the first half of the novel. The first half of the novel mainly describes the childhoods of Maggie and Tom Tulliver. Most of the critics did not like the second half and the ending of The Mill on the Floss.
The novel "Middlemarch"describes in detail that the choice of an occupation by which one earns a living is also very important issue. The author very clearly points to the consequences of making wrong choices in life.
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Although the story is focused on Silas, an individual, the role of the society is also significant. The theme of the individual versus the community is quite significant in the novel.
Silas is the title character, but the story is very much about the community of Raveloe in which Silas lives.
“Adam Bede” was the first novel written by George Eliot. Actually, George Eliot is the pen name of Mary Ann Evans.
The book was first published in 1859. The first edition of the book was published pseudonymously, although Mary Ann Evans was already well published author and an extremely respected scholar of her time.