Patriarchy: A Hinderance in a Female’s Individual Development In “The Mill on the Floss” By Eliot (Published)
The present study is an attempt to show how a female’s individual development is obstructed at every step by patriarchal set up which affirms itself by taking references from religion and science. This has been done through the character of Maggie, a bold, intelligent, fearless and impulsive young girl. Despite her qualities, she remains “the other”. Her resistance against the established practices, results only in her death. Her individual development remains a dream, not fulfilled.