The Mill on the Floss Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary

George Eliot

Book 1, Chapter 9 Summary

Lucy has spent the night at Maggie's house, and Maggie's mother has constantly used the young girl as an example of what she wishes Maggie would aspire to be. All her mother's efforts have little effect on Maggie. When her mother insists that Maggie have her hair cut by a professional hairstylist to repair the damage that Maggie caused, Maggie rebels, promising herself that once she is old enough, she will never allow anyone to cut her hair. When told to dress more appropriately, as Lucy is dressed, Maggie feels too tightly bound in her clothes and constantly fidgets with her garments. Lucy stands out in stark contrast. She is dressed as beautifully as she had been the day before. She never has accidents that soil her clothes, and...

(The entire section is 540 words.)