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The Mill on the Floss - E1A

A prezi for The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot.
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Joseph Layton

on 30 November 2012

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Transcript of The Mill on the Floss - E1A

In their death they were not divided. The Mill on the Floss The book contains many themes throughout. One theme is the idea of the past's influence of the present. The mill has been with the Tullivers for generations, so they are almost destroyed to have it taken away.
Another theme shown is the contrast between practical and book knowledge. Tom has more practical knowledge, such as how to fish and work. Maggie has more book knowledge, such as Latin and Math.
Sympathy is an important theme in the book. It is exhibited by Maggie's sympathy for Philip, or her sympathy for her mother. Themes From Flicker http://www.flickr.com/photos/tatraskoda/4101852646/sizes/m/in/photostream/ About the Author From http://www.jasononline.com/emilywatson/gallery_the_mill_on_the_floss.htm Summary Tom and Maggie are siblings growing up in the early 1800s. Maggie and Tom are either fighting each other or enjoying the company of each other. Maggie is very intelligent, but she is also very emotional and becomes upset over small things. The Tulliver children face many problems during childhood. First, they both go off to schools, but that is ended when Mr. Tulliver loses a lawsuit. With the loss of the lawsuit, they also lose the mill, which has been in the family for generations. Tom begins to work for an uncle to pay off the debt, while Maggie adopts an extreme outlook on life, but it causes her a lot of emotional turmoil. Tom finally pays off the debt, but they lose the right to the property after Mr. Tulliver attacks Mr. Wakem. A few years later, Maggie returns and Tom has become very successful. Maggie reconciles with her closest friends, but Tom is still angry at her. Maggie goes to rescue Tom from the river and the two make amends. Unfortunately, the River Floss floods and they drown. Maggie Maggie is the main character of the book, and most of the story focuses on her problems. She is very knowledgeable about books, but lacks common sense. She is also very emotional and becomes upset over trivial encounters. Maggie is filled with internal conflicts and often feels like she has done something wrong, even when she has not. Tom Tom has a lot of common sense and is filled with a sense of justice and fairness. This is shown throughout the book in the ways he deals with others. Tom is more emotionally stable than Maggie, which provides the family something to anchor on in hard times. Whereas Maggie experiences many internal conflicts, Tom confronts more external conflicts. George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans. She was born in 1819. After meeting philosopher George Henry Lewes, she began to write novels that explored aspects of psychology. The Mill on the Floss explored the importance of family ties in English families. She later died in 1880 Relationship between siblings. The relationship between Tom and Maggie goes in a cycle. Maggie will do something that upsets Tom, and he will scold her. She will run away and cry over the anger he shows. Tom will later decide to forgive her, and the two begin the cycle again. Maggie angers Tom. Tom scolds her. Maggie runs away to cry. Tom reconciles with her.
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