Barchester Towers - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

After her father leaves, the Archdeacon comes into Eleanor's room to discuss her relationship with Mr. Slope. He tells her it is wrong for her to be receiving letters from him so she shows him the letter to prove that there is nothing wrong with it. Instead of seeing the parts about the wardenship, the Archdeacon naturally focuses on the romantic expressions and believes that she is, in effect, declaring her love for Mr. Slope. He argues that all her friends will abandon her if she continues with Mr. Slope but she does not understand and asks what she has done wrong. He tells her that he has discussed the matter with Mr. Arabin and that everyone agrees she will not be welcome in their home if she marries Mr. Slope.

This statement outrages her and she leaves the room. The Archdeacon interprets her reaction to mean...

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