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Barchester Towers - Chapter 23 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 23 Summary

The Thornes own the property that Mr. Arabin's church is part of. As part of his official introduction to the church, he meets with them and preaches his first sermon. His sermon is not particularly interesting or different, and he is accepted indifferently by the people of the parish.

The Archdeacon and Eleanor have accompanied Mr. Arabin to St. Ewold's for the occasion and join him for lunch at the Thorne estate. During the lunch, Miss Thorne again shows how behind-the-times she is by suggesting that Eleanor take her baby to a doctor who has been dead for several decades.

Chapter 23 Analysis

Mr. Arabin's introduction to his new position is also very different from what the reader has been led to expect from the Archdeacon's descriptions of him. Again, he is shown to actually be extremely quiet and mild mannered. His reception by the average churchgoers is...

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