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Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda


by George Eliot

Mordecai Timeline and Summary

  • We meet Mordecai when Daniel first goes into Mr. Ram's bookshop. He asks Daniel if he is a member of the Jewish race.
  • Mordecai joins the Cohens for dinner on the Sabbath when Daniel is there.
  • Mordecai becomes more and more aware that he's going to die soon.
  • Mordecai and Daniel meet near Blackfriars Bridge. They go to the bookshop and Mordecai gives Daniel a little bit of his backstory.
  • Daniel and Mordecai go to the Hand and Banner.
  • Mordecai tells Daniel a little bit about his background. It comes out that his sister, Mirah, was taken from him and his mom when she was young.
  • Daniel tells Mordecai that Mirah is alive and well.
  • Mordecai decides to tell the Cohens about Mirah and lets them know that he'll be moving out soon.
  • Mordecai and Mirah reunite. Mirah promises to take care of him.
  • Mordecai tells Mr. Lapidoth that he is an evil man.
  • Mordecai dies.