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The Mill on the Floss - Book 3: Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Book 3: Chapter 2 Summary

The bailiff, who is going to sell all their belongings, is already there when Tom and Maggie get home. They find their mother in the room where she keeps her special linens and household items. The aunts are coming to buy some of the things to keep them in the family. Mrs. Tulliver is distraught and laments that she had tried to tell him not to sue people. The children go to their father's room and cry together.

Book 3: Chapter 2 Analysis

The point of view of this novel is Maggie's and is third person omniscient. This is necessary because we must know what's going on in her mind and what she's feeling in order to understand the message of the book-that denial of love and acceptance is painful.

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