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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 persons who are the most incapable of a conscientious struggle such as yours,
are precisely those who will be likely to shrink from you on the ground
of an unjust judgment; because they will not believe in your struggle” (626).


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 Five: chps 30-39 (Bks 4 & 5)

Week Six: chps 40-49 (Bk 6, chps 1-10)

Week Seven:
chps 50-conclusion (Bk 6, chps 11-14 & Bk 7)

"Portrait of Julia Foster" (1880)
Jules Joseph Lefebvre

Dr. Paul Marchbanks