Felix Holt, the Radical | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robin Sheets

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Felix Holt, the Radical.
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Critical Essay by Robin Sheets

SOURCE: Sheets, Robin. “Felix Holt: Language, the Bible, and the Problematic of Meaning.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 37, no. 2 (September 1982): 146-69.

In the following essay, Sheets explores issues of miscommunication and misunderstanding in Felix Holt.

Mr. Wace, a successful brewer and minor character in Felix Holt, assumes that the ownership of land gives him the right to spread confusion and misunderstanding. When he decides not to sell a piece of property, he declares, “It's mine into the bowels of the earth and up to the sky. I can build the Tower of Babel on it if I like.”1 In fact, there is no need to build the Tower of Babel at Treby Magna: people already have trouble understanding one another's speech. In a society characterized by lies and secrets, George Eliot suggests...

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