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'And her wings fall from her and she drops to the ground': Reading Eliot's Mr. Casaubon Through Benjamin Jowett's Phaedrus

In the scene describing Casaubon 's pathetic mental state prior to his heart attack in Chapter XXIX of Middlemarch, the narrator makes an enigmatic reference: 'Doubtless some ancient Greek has observed that behind the big mask and theā€¦