Middlemarch Symbols & Objects

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Mamma’s Jewels

At the beginning of the novel, Celia asks Dorothea if they can look through their mother’s jewelry and divide it up. Dorothea does not wear jewelry because she does not like to be showy, but Celia wants to wear some of the pieces.

A Pearl Cross with Five Brilliants

Although Celia thinks that Dorothea would like to wear this cross, Dorothea actually shudders at the idea of wearing it. Celia believes that since her sister does not want to wear the cross herself, she would prefer Celia not wear it either.

Tiny Maltese Puppy

Sir James Chettam brings this puppy to Dorothea while he is trying to woo her. Dorothea suggests that the dog be taken to Celia instead.

Cottage Plans

Dorothea busies herself drawing plans for cottages to replace the homes of poor people. Chettam agrees to help Dorothea with her cottages...

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