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Deronda, Chapter 57 o evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from. Sources:, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Guardian, Introduction to Daniel Deronda by Graham Handley Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. The Serpent Both Gwendolen and Grandcourt have serpentine qualities. The Wanderer Mirah epitomizes the forced migration of wandering Jews. Gambling Gwendolen’s literal and figurative games determine her life. Motifs Talented artist who never waivers in her commitment to her family and to Judaism Mirah Amoral, decadent aristocrat; uses domination to take the edge off his boredom Grandcourt Self-absorbed beauty; makes a devil’s bargain to avoid impoverishment Gwendolen Earnest, caring intellectual; unsure of his heritage and looking for a life path Deronda Main Characters A novelist, literary critic, editor, and essayist, Eliot—real name Mary Ann Evans—became a celebrated writer and intellectual in her own time. Daniel Deronda,her last novel, showcasesher gifts as a researcher, historian, and psychologist in portraying the lives of marginalized Jews and decadent aristocrats. GEORGE ELIOT1819–80 Author While men and women abuse sexual power, sexual inequality makes men more culpable. Abuse of Sexual Power Thoughtful people need work they love or can believe in to give life meaning. Work & Existential Meaning Every human culture and religion makes a valuable contribution to civilization. Ethnic & Religious Identity Spoiled, selfish Gwendolen suffers as a result of her own bad choice, which effectively releases her from the childish prison of ego. At the same time, thoughtful, compassionate Daniel Deronda takes a path of love leading to his true origins in Judaism and vocation as a leader. The MyriadRoads toTransformation THEMES English Original Language 1876 Year Published George Eliot Author Daniel Deronda Fiction Novel

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