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We see why she is a figure of fun , but we are never deluded into believing that
she is only a figure of fun . She is also a suffering woman , and her sufferings are
no less real because they endured for an unworthy end . Her maid , Mrs Petito , is
Casaubon is a terrifying figure of haunted futility . George Eliot ' s comprehension
of him and pity for him are such that he exists on the grand scale . He too - and
we are made almost against our will to feel this - has within him ' a certain ...
Reconciliation is possible ; and it comes about through the figure of Mrs Moore ,
the old English lady on whom India has such a strange effect and who becomes ,
after she leaves India to die on the voyage home , almost a local goddess .
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The Eighteenth Century
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