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ID 12810
Eprint ID
12810
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The Process of a Search for Meaning in Middlemarch
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Abstract
The present paper focuses attention on the process of a search for meaning conducted by Dorothea the major protagonist in George Eliot's Middlemarch during her days of the honeymoon in Rome. The process of her growing awareness of Casaubon her husband's pathetic reality is seen to represent her emergence from narcissistic idealism into a higher vision of seeing things as they are and sympathizing with fallible fellow beings. First it is made clear that Dorothea's self-idealized sense of devotion in regard to her subsequent husband Will Ladislaw the romantic voice of George Eliot's own. Then we place the process of Dorothea's self-discovery in the light of the author's own spiritual autobiography. Lastly we bring into focus a stylistic analysis of the discource depicting Dorothea's awakening. Thus we see how scientific imagination and the romantic vision of seeing into a whole organic unity behind the seeming miscellaneousness strike a subtle balance in the conception of Dorothea's drama.
Keywords
意味解釈
歴史主義的聖書批評
実験科学
生理学
ロマンティシズム
Published Date
2008-02-25
Publication Title
岡山大学教育学部研究集録
Publication Title Alternative
Bulletin of Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Volume
volume137
Issue
issue1
Publisher
岡山大学教育学部
Publisher Alternative
Faculty of Education, Okayama University
Start Page
91
End Page
102
ISSN
0471-4008
NCID
AN00032875
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
language
日本語
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Refereed
False
Eprints Journal Name
bgeou