ab 3 FD - In many novels, the title of the book may favor...

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In many novels, the title of the book may favor one character over others. This is because the character chosen may play an integral role in unifying several plot themes, or may highlight the personality traits the author finds especially important. In the novel Adam Bede by George Elliot, the title is fitting because Adam links the other characters together, he is the primary catalyst for effecting change in others, and he exemplifies the theme that poor decisions in others can positively affect one’s one behavior. First, Adam links all the other characters together. Adam is involved in both of the central love affairs in the novel (Hetty-Arthur-Adam), (Dinah-Adam). Had it not been for Adam’s growing suspicions and discovery of Arthur and Hetty in the woods, their relationship would have likely not been stopped, taking the novel on a completely different course. Adam, although not the main part of the relationship, takes action that spurs the novel forward. The relationship between Adam and Dinah doesn’t have the opportunity to culminate until the departure of Arthur and Hetty as major players. Adam and Dinah come to the realization that they can be together and live happily. Dinah remarks, “My soul is so knit to yours that it is but a divided life I live without you. And this moment,
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2009 for the course ECE 495K taught by Professor Vijaykumar during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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