The Mill on the Floss

The Mill on the Floss

by

George Eliot

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Mr. Pullet Character Analysis

Mr. Pullet is a “gentleman farmer,” meaning that he has been made wealthy by his land holdings. He was thought a very good catch for Mrs. Pullet in marriage, and he funds her expensive taste in clothes and home furnishings. Tom thinks he is somewhat awkward, since he has little to say in family gatherings and spends most of his time sucking on peppermints.
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Mr. Pullet Character Timeline in The Mill on the Floss

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. Pullet appears in The Mill on the Floss. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 6
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
...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 uncles,... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 7
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
...dress is out of fashion and slightly moldy. She complains that her sisters Deane and Pullet are late, but when Mrs. Tulliver offers her a cheesecake and a glass of wine,... (full context)
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
Mrs. Tulliver is relieved when Mrs. Pullet arrives, dressed in a comically large silk dress and accompanied by her husband, Mr. Pullet,... (full context)
Knowledge and Ignorance Theme Icon
...why Mr. Tulliver would send Tom to a clergyman. Indeed, the narrator comments that Mr. Pullet barely knows what a clergyman is. Mrs. Glegg protests that it makes little sense to... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 9
Women’s Roles and Social Pressures Theme Icon
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
...house, Maggie has a difficult morning. In preparation for the visit to Garum Firs, Mrs. Pullet’s farm, Maggie is forced to endure a visit from the hairdresser and to wear her... (full context)
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
Garum Firs is a beautiful farm and house, but Mrs. Pullet refuses to allow the children to touch anything (in case they dirty her polished stairs... (full context)
Knowledge and Ignorance Theme Icon
When the women come downstairs, Mr. Pullet plays everyone a song on his music-box. Maggie is overwhelmed by the beauty of the... (full context)
Tolerance and Forgiveness  Theme Icon
The adults send the children outside to play, while Mrs. Tulliver talks with the Pullets about the fight with Mrs. Glegg and her family’s financial situation. Mrs. Pullet says that... (full context)
Book 1, Chapter 13
Knowledge and Ignorance Theme Icon
When Mrs. Pullet and Mr. Pullet visit Mrs. Glegg the next day to mediate the quarrel, Mrs. Glegg... (full context)