The Question and Answer section for The Mill on the Floss is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
As Maggie grows up, she regularly feels conflicted between acting how her extended family and community would want her to, and following her own desires. The strong pull of both means she is often indecisive, and though she tries to find peace in...
Phillip is Maggie's first real friend, and the first person who will talk to her on equal footing. Phillip also becomes Maggie's first love.
Tom is the only student in Mr. Stelling's class.