This chapter has two purposes. The first is to consider how Eliot uses the final paragraphs in each novel to resolve the themes she has developed. The second is to formulate some conclusions about the way she works and how she treats the essential themes of her novels; each ending may be expected to reflect the stylistic and technical features as well as the subject matter of the novel it belongs to. In this chapter, it is especially important to consider the immediate context of the passages: each conclusion is a natural outcome of what precedes it; it is part of a larger conclusion.
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