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by George Eliot

Middlemarch: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. What aspect of marriage was important to Eliot? -> Romance
2. Dorothea feels with everybody, and she can’t turn it off. Which theme is this? -> Compassion
3. Eliot believed the conventional marriage plot -> Trapped women
4. The farm laborers don't trust -> New railway
5. What happens to most dreams in this novel? -> Delivered quickly