Maggie Tulliver is always in trouble. Rebellious and passionate, her free spirit causes friction amongst the middle-class townspeople of St. Ogg's — as well as in her own family, specifically with her beloved brother Tom. Throughout, Maggie is torn between the burdens of moral responsibility and the urge to revel in her passionate hunger for self-fulfillment.<P>"The Mill on the Floss" is Eliot's brilliant exploration of the binds of provincial life and the intricate nature of human relationships through a heroine that closely resembles Eliot herself.
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