I have finished reading this book for the forty second time, and have closley analyzed the characters and their relationships with one another and their enviornment. I have come to the conclusion that the relationship between Maggie Tulliver and her brother Tom Tulliver seems to be unreasonable. Maggie loves her brother Tom to a fault, which would be her tragic flaw. I find this a sad thing since Tom most certaintly does not love Maggie as much as Maggie loves Tom. However, it was best int he end when Maggie died. Death was the only answer for her sorrows in her life.