George Eliot’s Moral Aesthetic: Compelling Contradictions
George Eliot’s serious readers have been intrigued by the fact that she declared that she had lost her faith in God and had renounced her hope for a traditional Christian heaven and yet she continued to preach her own version of morality in everything she wrote, to hope for an immortality which allowed her to join an invisible choir which would influence generations to come, and to be concerned about the moral growth of her characters. This is only one of the many compelling contradictions in her life and in her artistry.
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Fulmer, Constance Marie, "George Eliot’s Moral Aesthetic: Compelling Contradictions" (2019). English Faculty Books. 5.