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George Eliot Group

Prompts: The Mill on the Floss (1860)
pagination from 2006 Norton Critical Edition
edited by Paul B. Armstrong

“The pride and obstinacy of millers and other insignificant people, whom you pass unnoticingly
on the road every day, have their tragedy too, but it is of that unswept, hidden sort,
that goes on from generation to generation and leaves no record . . .” (275).


Responses to Path 2 prompts should deliver a structured, narrow argument in only 400-500 words, one you publish on Blackboard by 11:59 p.m. on Friday. Arguments should evince creativity and organization, support their claims with detailed evidence ( incl. page citations), and show signs of careful revision. Remember too that whether I happen to agree or not with your thesis matters little, as long as it is sufficiently supported and logically, persuasively rendered.

Some of the strongest essays will incorporate ideas from path 2 essays written by your peers and/or pertinent path 1 discussions and topics, though neither is required.

Week Two: chps 1-9 (Bk 1: chps 1-9)

Week Three: chps 10-20 (Bk 1: chps 10-13 & Bk 2: chps 1-7)

Week Four:
chps 21-29 (Bk 3: chps 1-9)

"Books Got Her" (1872)
Ivan Kramskoi

Dr. Paul Marchbanks