Barchester Towers - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

This chapter introduces the local landowners to the area, the Thorne family. Though this family is very old and established in the town, it currently has only two members. Mr. Thorne and his sister Miss Thorne share the home together. Neither of them is married and both are extremely old-fashioned and set in their ways. Their opinions are usually consistent with whatever was fashionable fifty years earlier. This results in their statement of many certainties about people who are no longer living and of policies that ended two generations earlier.

Chapter 22 Analysis

The Thornes are introduced as a point of comic relief. In the ongoing religious debates and power struggles in Barchester, events move very quickly. At St. Ewold's and the Thorne estate, however, time has passed very slowly. The Thornes provide an interesting contrast to the people of the town, and the clergy in particular, because...

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