Daily Archives: May 6, 2016

33% done with Middlemarch


“But the end of Mr. Brooke’s pen was a thinking organ”, I love Mr. Brooke. Even all his terrible advice that would probably kill Mr. Casaubon if acted upon is good-natured and well-meaning, if a little thin in its intellectual stimulation (which, ironically, is what Mr. Casaubon actually should take up – man can’t live on bread alone).

Lydgate, of course, sees more opportunities to be a brilliant doctor.

33% done with Middlemarch


I liked that we finally got the point of view of Mr. Casaubon, however, he’s just as we’ve believed him to be: “to be present at this great spectacle of life and never to be liberated from a small hungry shivering self”.

His attack is interesting. Stress of the marriage? It comes after they disagree again.

Celia, as always, is observant, this time of Sir James who who is putting on some airs.