Words that we couldn't say : the narrator's search for meaning in Middlemarch

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Words that we couldn't say : the narrator's search for meaning in Middlemarch

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Title: Words that we couldn't say : the narrator's search for meaning in Middlemarch
Author: Tucker, Joshua
Advisor: Finley, C. Stephen
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of English
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
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Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: The Narrator in Middlemarch is not solely a character in the novel, nor is she solely an omniscient narrator. She blurs the line between the two categories: she exists as a character for the reader's sake. Her presence is necessary for the reader to understand the human condition of the citizens of Middlemarch. In real life, as it is in Middlemarch, there are times and situations when words will not come from our mouths. There are words waiting in the ether, but the average person is not able, or as it is sometimes, is not willing, to tap into them. This does not mean these instances lose their importance simply because there is no pithy saying that is born out of them. In Middlemarch, Eliot is able to rectify this problem through the character of the Narrator.
Subject: First person narrative
Subject: Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Eliot, George, 1819-1880. Middlemarch
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/646

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Tucker, Joshua. "Words that we couldn't say : the narrator's search for meaning in Middlemarch". 2004. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/646.

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