Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
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© 2013 Tara D. Contractor
George Eliot filled her novels with discussions of art and references to specific paintings and sculptures. Though this element of her fiction is easy for the contemporary reader to overlook, it was well loved by her Victorian readership, and is invested with a great deal of thematic content. This thesis analyzes representations of the visual arts in Romola, Middlemarch, and Daniel Deronda, investigating the way that art becomes inseparable from Eliot’s larger moral themes of sympathy and historical consciousness.
Contractor, Tara D., "The Aesthetics of Sympathy: George Eliot's representations of the visual arts" (2013). Scripps Senior Theses. 235.
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