Considered one of George Eliot's finest achivements, The Mill on the Flss is famed for its meticulous, evocative depction of English rural life and a profoundly convincing analysis of a woman's psychology. The turbulent and emotional relationship portrayed between Maggie and Tom Tulliver is based on George Eliot's wn anguished childhod. Maggie, whose father owns a mill perched on the banks of the behaviour and this causes her family a great deal of anxiety. As she apprached adulthod, her lively dispostion brings her into conflict with her family, her environment and her much-loved brother Tom. Despite their opposite temparatures, Maggie and Tmo are united with a strong bond. But this bond suffers when Tom's sense f family honour leads him t forbid her to associate with the one friend who appreciates her intelligence and imagination. However, when Maggie later falls in love with the handsome and passionate fiance of her cousin and is caught in a dilemma, she fears her relationship with Tom may never recover.
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