A Being Apart': Sympathy and Distance in Middlemarch (Prize Essay)

Title

A Being Apart': Sympathy and Distance in Middlemarch (Prize Essay)

Description

Moral philosophers have long observed that human beings strain to feel compassionate concern for people whose lives are distant from their own. Aristotle proposed in the Rhetoric that we tend to pity people who resemble us in age, character, habits, and social position because these likenesses make it easier to…

Creator

Charlie Tyson

Source

George Eliot Review
2017: 48, 7-15

Publisher

GER and George Eliot Archive

Date

Published 2017
Digitized 2017

Document Viewer

Citation

Charlie Tyson, “A Being Apart': Sympathy and Distance in Middlemarch (Prize Essay),” George Eliot Review Online, accessed May 13, 2021, https://georgeeliotreview.org/items/show/861.