Middlemarch - Book Six: Chapters 54-58 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 54

Dorothea is finally granted permission by her family to live at Lowick. She wishes to see Ladislaw and is surprised when one day he comes to say goodbye to her. He is not aware of the requirements of Casaubon’s codicil so he is disturbed by Dorothea’s strangeness. He holds back from asking her about her affections because he fears that she will believe that he is interested in money. In the end, Chettam comes to visit at Lowick, ending the farewell scene between Dorothea and Ladislaw.

Chapter 55

Dorothea mourns the loss of her friendship with Ladislaw. She also informs her family of her intentions to never marry again.

Chapter 56

Garth had gotten what he wanted when he first took over Brooke’s property. He has gotten the opportunity to involve Fred in his work. Susan is sad because...

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