Middlemarch - Book Eight: Chapters 81-Finale Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 81

Dorothea visits with Rosamond. She tells her the true story behind Lydgate’s troubles and that he loves her still. Rosamond tells Dorothea that it is Dorothea whom Will loves and not her. Meanwhile, Lydgate returns to the two women. When Dorothea leaves, he takes charge of sheltering Rosamond even though it is a burden to him.

Chapter 82

Will visits with Lydgate and Rosamond. Rosamond is cold toward him but does give him a note telling him that she has told Dorothea about his affections. Although this pleases Will, he wonders if he will ever see Dorothea again.

Chapter 83

Will goes to visit Dorothea once more now that they realize their love for one another. At the conclusion of the chapter, Dorothea claims that she hates her wealth and that she would rather live on her own fortune with Will...

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