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Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda

  

by George Eliot

Mrs. Meyrick

Character Analysis

Mrs. Meyrick, a widow, is Hans's mother. She takes Mirah into her home after Daniel finds her on the riverbank. Mrs. Meyrick is a doting mother and a caring friend. We can't help but point out, though, that she also tends to portray some pretty anti-Semitic attitudes that rub both Mirah and the reader the wrong way.