Moral Problems in the Major Characters of George Eliot’s Adam Bede


  • Dr. Jayanta Mukherjee Associate Professor and Head Department of English Belda College, Belda West Bengal, India



Adam Bede (1859) is the first full length novel written by George Eliot. In this hovel both Hetty and. Arthur suffer for their violating moral principles. Poignant tragedy ensues because of their being creatures of weak moral fibre. This moral weakness results in sin and this is followed by punishment and intense suffering. The Arthur -Hetty story traces the movement from weakness to sin and from sin to nemesis. Hetty’s tragedy is woven through certain episodes that spring from her moral weakness. In the light of these moral issues that the novel, Adam Bede is to be read.


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Mukherjee, D. J. (2019). Moral Problems in the Major Characters of George Eliot’s Adam Bede. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(11), 13.