George Elliot Clarke’s Literary Talents: Beatrice Chancy

Beatrice Chancy is an opera written by the famous playwright and poetry critic, George Elliot. Set in the 18th century Britain, the play revolves around the life and transformation of a young girl into a woman. Beatrice was the daughter of a rich farmer, who owned several slaves. In her upbringing, the woman was kept out of rich of the slaves, who were, in essence, her subjects. Throughout her childhood, the father took a keen role in her upbringing. In the strange turn of events, the daughter falls in love with a slave boy, Lead, who was working at her father’s home. The couple is faced with myriads of challenges. In the end, they are accused of leading a revolt. Beatrice is hanged while Lead is shot. The opera depicts the mainstream countryside life in the historical England and the challenges of everyday living faced by the middle class (Percy, 2011). In addition, the artistic work shows the vast differences between the slave and their masters.

Cultural differentiation takes ...