Short Answers of The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

The first half of the novel ‘The Mill on the Floss’ is much concerned with education. How?

In “The Mill on the Floss” the first half of the novel is concerned about the education of Tom and Maggie and differences of mode of education between Tom Tulliver and Maggie. The title of book two is School-Time also.

What does the river Floss symbolizes?

River generally symbolizes life but river Floss in this novel is the source of income and destruction for Tulliver’s family. River Floss also symbolizes Maggie’s character, the depth of Floss presents deep emotions of Maggie and unpredictable paths of Floss represent the Maggie’s thoughts.

What are some noble features of Bob Jakin’s personality?

As a whole Bob Jakin character is nice and cool. He helps Tom to earn money, he helps Tom family when they bankrupt and he gives books to Maggie are the major noble features of Bob Jakin .

How flood is symbolic in the novel ‘The Mill on the Floss’?

Generally flood symbolizes destruction and in this novel it symbolizes the destruction of Tulliver family.

Who is Bob Jakin? Describe his personality.

Bob Jakin is the childhood friend of Tom Tulliver and a comic character in the novel. He is a cool and nice person. He helps Tom and his family.

Who is Mrs. Glegg?

Mrs. Glegg is the sister of Mrs. Tulliver and aunt of Tom and Maggie. She is oldest of Dodson sisters and she preserved the family traditions. She is careful in use of money.

Describe the personality of Mr Tom Tulliver?

Mr. Tom Tulliver is the brother of Maggie and protagonist in the novel. He is hard worker, proud, arrogant, prejudiced, responsible, determined and dutiful to the family.

Describe Bob Jakin as a child?

Bob Jakin is a poor and ridiculous boy in childhood. He is the friend of Tom in childhood and they play together. Bob likes rat-catching and tree climbing.

Describe the manners of Mrs. Glegg?

Mrs. Glegg is a character that creates amusement in the novel. She shows superiority and strict to family traditions. She declines the slice of cake because it is in contrast to her ethics to eat between the meals. She shows her superiority by criticizing the family members.

Describe the personality of Mrs. Glegg in your words?

Mrs Glegg is the oldest aunt of Maggie. She is severe in her mood and shows superiority, pride and domination. She strictly follows the family traditions. She is authoritative, judgmental and arrogant.

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