The Mill on the Floss: SummaryThe Mill on the Floss is a book written by George Eliot, whose real nameis Mary Anne (later Marian) Evans. There is a great deal of autobiography inthis book. The facts of Mary Anne's life do not match Maggie Tulliver, butthere is an obvious reflection of her own life.Book One: Chapter1-13The novel opens up with a description of the countryside around the townof St. Ogg's and the river Floss. In the second chapter Maggie, Mr.
Tulliver,Mrs. Tulliver, and Mr. Riley are introduced. Mr. Tulliver states his intentionto send Tom to a different school.
In the third chapter Mr. Riley gives hisadvice about a school for Tom. In the forth chapter Mr. Tulliver goes after Tom,while Mr. Tulliver is gone you learn about that Maggie's mother is concernedmainly with what her family thinks. In the fifth chapter Tom is home and youlearn that he cares for his sister Maggie deeply, and that Tom's opinion is veryimportant to Maggie.
In the sixth chapter the Tulliver's are getting ready forthe aunts and uncles to arrive. In the seventh chapter the family arrives andyou are introduced to Mrs. Glegg, Mrs. Pullet, Mrs. Deane and Maggie's cousinLucy. Mr.
Tulliver states his intention to send Tom to school and it is metwith opposition. In the eighth chapter he goes to his brother-in-laws house todemand the money that he owes him so that he can pay his wife's sister Mrs.Glegg. In chapter nine you read about the Tullivers going to visit the Pullets.In the tenth chapter Maggie pushed Lucy in the mud because she is receivingmost of Tom's attention. When Tom goes to tell on her she runs off and can't befound. In the eleventh chapter Maggie decides to run away to the gypsies, butafter learning how poor they were and how little of food they had she decides togo back home. In the twelfth chapter you read that St.
Ogg is named for it'spatron saint who showed pity on a woman and child. St. Ogg is... [continues]
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