Daily Archives: April 30, 2016

24% done with Middlemarch


We begin with the characters – through art – seeing each other as they would like to be see, especially vain Mr. Casaubon. We end the chapter with talking about what we hope to be true, though with Will’s and Dorothea’s intentions not exactly lining up (he loves her; she’s naive). Casaubon must sense this since he’s not a total fool.

Casaubon is becoming a bit of an ogre; I hope he humanized more later.