Barchester Towers - Study Guide Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 38 Summary

In Barchester, the dean dies. The news reaches the Prime Minister, who writes up a list of five possible candidates, none of which is Mr. Slope. The news has not reached the party yet.

Mr. Arabin is full of sadness and anger toward Eleanor for not returning his love. He had hoped to get more information about her feelings at the party but is turned off when he sees her arrive with Mr. Slope. He discusses the matter with the signora because she is such a good listener. At first the signora wants to seduce him because he has shown his preference for another woman. However, as Mr. Arabin continues to confess his feelings for Eleanor, the signora begins to respect him as a man above seduction and decides to help him win Eleanor's affections.

Chapter 38 Analysis

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