The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

by

George Eliot

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Luke Moggs Character Analysis

Luke is the head miller at Dorlcote Mill. He is fiercely loyal to the Tullivers and has known Tom and Maggie since they were children. Even when the family is no longer able to pay him, he prefers to remain with the Tullivers, demonstrating his life-long attachment to the family and the land.
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Luke Moggs Character Timeline in The Mill on the Floss

The timeline below shows where the character Luke Moggs appears in The Mill on the Floss. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 4
Knowledge and Ignorance Theme Icon
...mill, where she loves to slide up and down the hay stacks. She talks to Luke, the head miller, and asks him whether he would like to borrow one of her... (full context)
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
Luke comforts Maggie and invites her to visit him and his wife in their cottage. While... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 4
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
...brief moment of lucidity. He tells Tom to pay his debts—especially fifty pounds owed to Luke—and not to call in the money from his sister, and he apologizes to Mrs. Tulliver... (full context)
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
...but Tom is now determined upon two courses of action: to repay the money to Luke, even from his and Maggie’s own savings, and to destroy the note for the loan... (full context)