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The Mill on the Floss - Book 2: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 2: Chapter 2 Summary

Christmas is a special celebration in the Tulliver home with many traditions that involve the children. However, Mr. Tulliver is in a black frame of mind because he has a new neighbor, Pivart, whose lands are above the mill and is going to use the water from the Floss to irrigate his land. Mr. Tulliver believes that this infringes on his rights and is convinced that Wakem has something to do with it. He is planning to sue. We find in this chapter that Philip Wakem, the son of the lawyer, will be attending Sterling, the Reverend Stelling's school, as Tom's classmate. Mr. Tulliver feels vindicated now in his choice of a school for Tom because, whatever else he thinks of Wakem, he respects his good judgment.

Book 2: Chapter 2 Analysis

Irony of ironies-Tulliver needs the confirmation of his enemy that he...

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