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Barchester Towers Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Diocese of Barchester

A diocese is the area under the control of the Bishop and contains all the churches in the area. Barchester is fictional.

The Bishop's Palace

This is the official residence of the Bishop in Barchester. The Proudie family and Mr. Slope live here. The house reflects the personalities of the people living in it. The Bishop's own rooms are small and cramped, forcing him to use the dining room when there are large groups of people to see him. Mrs. Proudie takes up the most public space in the house and her own private rooms are larger and more prominent than the Bishop's. The Bishop's palace is a showplace for the Proudies despite the fact they care more about London than they do Barchester.

Plumstead

The Archdeacon's residence is not described in detail but it is the setting for many of the events in...

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