Barchester Towers Characters

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Archdeacon Grantly is the son of the previous Bishop of Barchester, and was originally promised the position of Bishop. He is a man of strong opinions who is unable to admit when he is wrong. His wife Susan is the daughter of Dr. Harding and the sister of Eleanor Bold. He is the leader of the conservative clergy in Barchester and has developed his religious differences with Mr. Slope into a personal battle for domination. This deeply affects his relationship with his sister-in-law when he feels that she is going to marry Mr. Slope. His attitudes in this matter are extreme and unbending, as he would rather cut off his relationship with Eleanor than see her married to his enemy. He is unable to see his own prejudices or admit his mistakes and sees the world as an us - against - them situation. Eventually he realizes...

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