Cornhill Magazine,  6 (1862), 577–604.

Romola Ch. 21–26  [5/14]

[George Eliot]


Novel, Serial


Organicism, Analogy, Sociology, Natural Law, Morality

    Notes that 'as in the tree that bears a myriad of blossoms, each single bud with its fruit is dependent on the primary circulation of the sap, so the fortunes of Tito and Romola were dependent on certain grand political and social conditions' (577). Later, Tito experiences 'that inexorable law of human souls, that we prepare ourselves for sudden deeds by the reiterated choice of good or evil that gradually determines character' (590).


Eliot 1863

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