Mr. Deane has come up in the world significantly by working as a manager for the shipping firm Guest & Co. Indeed, he is now considered a better catch as a husband than even Mr. Pullet, the wealthy farmer. He has a keen business sense, and both Tom and Mr. Tulliver have great admiration for his intelligence. After the Tulliver bankruptcy, Tom comes to Mr. Deane to ask for a job. Although Mr. Deane is initially skeptical about Tom’s lack of bookkeeping experience, he ultimately becomes very fond of his nephew and even works to help him buy back Dorlcote Mill.
Mr. Deane Character Timeline in The Mill on the Floss
The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Deane appears in The Mill on the Floss. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 6
...Tulliver has prepared a delicious puff pastry in preparation for a visit from her sisters, Deane, Pullet, and Glegg. She complains that Tom and Maggie are awkward around their aunts and... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 7
...to the children. Mr. Tulliver is pleased to be able to discuss politics with Mr. Deane, whom he greatly admires. They discuss the Duke of Wellington, a prominent politician and military... (full context)
Book 3, Chapter 5
Book 3, Chapter 7
Book 5, Chapter 6
Book 6, Chapter 5
Book 6, Chapter 7