Daniel Deronda | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Evelyne Ender

This literature criticism consists of approximately 69 pages of analysis & critique of Daniel Deronda.
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Critical Essay by Evelyne Ender

SOURCE: "'Girls and Their Blind Visions': George Eliot, Hysteria, and History," in Sexing the Mind: Nineteenth-Century Fictions of Hysteria, Cornell University Press, 1995, pp. 229-72.

In the following excerpt, Ender contends that George Eliot's Daniel Deronda exemplifies the problematic manner in which hysteriaas an illness that simultaneously resists and demands interpretationinforms both the content and the structure of literary representation.

What in the midst of that mighty drama are girls and their blind visions? They are the Yea or Nay of that good for which men are enduring and fighting. In these delicate vessels is borne onward through the ages the treasure of human affection.

—George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

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