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The Mill on the Floss - Book 6: Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 8 Summary

Philip discusses his feelings about Maggie with his father, which angers him. However, Philip tells him that she was never involved in the feud. His father answers, "What does that signify? We don't ask what a woman does-we ask whom she belongs to." He relents and when Philip asks him to sell the mill, he agrees, remembering how happy he had been with Philip's mother.

Book 6: Chapter 8 Analysis

Eliot keeps getting her feminist licks in. Wakem, successful lawyer, has the typical attitude about women even though he has had a happy marriage. Wakem comes off as a fairly sympathetic character because of his love for his deformed son.

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