Courses / Literature / DANIEL DERONDA
Coordinators: Lynnel Garabedian, Sanford Kessler
Daniel Deronda was George Eliot’s last book and her most controversial because of her sympathetic view of the plight of the Jews and the beginning Zionist movement. Set in Eliot’s own time, the 1860’s, the author presents an aristocratic decaying English society marked by religious prejudice. The story centers on two main characters – a compassionate adopted son of a wealthy man who searches for his true identity and a haughty, beautiful young woman who makes a drastic mistake. Both characters must change their perceptions of the world and of themselves and seek personal and moral growth. The spring term will continue discussion of the novel with Book IV, Chapters 28-34.
A WEEK / MONDAY / 10:30am to 12:00pm