Buddenbrooks - Part III Summary & Analysis

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Part III Summary

Part III begins on a June afternoon with the family sitting around reading novels. A note comes to the Consul announcing that a Herr Grunlich has arrived and the Consul agrees to let him into the house. A neatly dressed, though somewhat ugly man comes in to the reading room and very politely introduces himself and then joins the conversation. Grunlich is at the home to discuss business, but he spends a good amount of time ingratiating himself with the Consul's wife and Tony. Tony thinks he is silly and finds him offensive. When her parents ask her opinion, she does not hesitate to tell them this. After hearing her appraisal, the Consul chastises Tony for her opinion, claiming that Grunlich is a fine man and that she will need to look for a husband soon.

The next day, she runs...

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