Music as the Language of Love and Self-Revelation in George Eliot’s "The Mill on the Floss"

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  • Beatriz Aguirre Universidad de Antioquia

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English nineteen century literature. George Eliot, music.

Abstract


The author of this article shows the double function, music has in Eliot's 'The Mill on the Floss': a language of love, passion and desperation, and a gateway to the world of imagination and pleasure. Recalling Eliot's musical ability, the article reveals how the writer enhances the novel's aesthetic qualities by interweaving opera pieces with the episodes of the novel, and bases each episode on the act of an opera.

How to reference this article:

Aguirre, B. (2000). Music as The Language of Love and Self-Revelation in George Eliot’s "The Mill on the Floss”. Íkala. 5 (1-2), pp. 129 – 141 

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Author Biography

Beatriz Aguirre, Universidad de Antioquia

: Es profesora de tiempo completo de la Escuela de Idiomas de la Universidad de Antioquia, Master of Arts in English and Ph.D in Comparative Literature, Binghamton, New York University. 

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Published

2000-04-08

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Aguirre, B. (2000). Music as the Language of Love and Self-Revelation in George Eliot’s "The Mill on the Floss". Íkala, Revista De Lenguaje Y Cultura, 5(1), 129–142. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/ikala/article/view/8557

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