Middlemarch - Book Five: Chapters 43-48 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 43

Dorothea goes to talk to Lydgate about her husband’s health and finds Will at the Lydgate home, alone with Rosamond. She is upset by the discovery even though she is not really sure why. Meanwhile, Rosamond seems to believe that she has the freedom to make conquests even though she is married. It seems to upset her, though, that her husband visits the Casaubon home so often. She seems to see Dorothea as a sort of competitor because she is attractive.

Chapter 44

Dorothea agrees to donate money to Lydgate’s new hospital because people are trying to block his progress. Casaubon continues to distrust Dorothea.

Chapter 45

Lydgate is criticized in town for his habit of not dispensing medicine and for using methods different from other doctors. Some refer to him as a quack. Bulstrode’s involvement in the hospital...

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