Name- Mansi Rajyaguru Roll No- 12 Sem – 2 Dept of English
Motifs: Epigraphs: Each chapter begins with a small quotation or a few lines of verse known as an epigraph. Gossip and Speaking for Others: Often characters, especially characters of opposite genders, do not communicate to each other directly, instead using other characters to speak on their behalf. Carrying messages, sending “diplomats,” and not speaking for themselves draws attention to the weblike community of Middlemarch.
Debt and Borrowing Money: Debt appears throughout Middlemarch, and money often indicates elements of a character’s personality. The plot is driven by characters worrying about money or asking others for money.
Symbols The Portrait of Ladislaw’s Grandmother: A miniature portrait of Ladislaw’s grandmother appears several times in the text and is symbolic of Dorothea’s future choice of giving up wealth for love. Raffles: The character of Raffles symbolizes the ominous return of the past. Horseback Riding: So many characters discuss horseback riding that it just has to be important. Sir James tries to persuade her to take it up again because she is "such a perfect horsewoman" and because every woman ought to be in good practice so that "she may accompany her husband".