Middlemarch's Dorothea Brooke and Medieval Hagiography

Title

Middlemarch's Dorothea Brooke and Medieval Hagiography

Description

Saint Theresa's life of achievement is offered as a contrast to the heroine of Middlemarch, Dorothea Brooke, and all that Dorothea fails to achieve. George Eliot examines Dorothea's life in part through the medium of medieval hagiography, a form which recognises the tensions and crises through which a martyr passes…

Creator

Judith Johnston

Source

George Eliot Review
1992: 23, 40-45

Publisher

GER and George Eliot Archive

Date

Published 1992
Digitized 2017

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Citation

Judith Johnston, “Middlemarch's Dorothea Brooke and Medieval Hagiography,” George Eliot Review Online, accessed November 28, 2020, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/340.