'As plain as water's water': The Symbolic Function of Water in Romola (Prize Essay)
Water serves several major functions in Romola: it features prominently in the novel’s landscape, cataloguing the experiences of the characters, providing a backdrop encyclopaedia for their lives and tying the functional history and significance of water to the sustenance and development of civilization. It further serves as a metaphor in…
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Fiehn, Charlotte, “'As plain as water's water': The Symbolic Function of Water in Romola (Prize Essay),” George Eliot Scholars, accessed September 20, 2021, https://georgeeliotscholars.org/items/show/32.