Of Human Bondage - Study Guide Chapters 5-7 Summary & Analysis

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Uncle William is much older than his brother. When Philip's father becomes a doctor and begins to make money, he spends it generously, even sending money to benefit his brother's church. Uncle William looks at this spending as irresponsible and seems to know that someday it will come back to hurt his brother. This fuels Uncle William's poor opinion of his brother and his wife. When, shortly after her death, pictures of Philip's mother arrive, Uncle William looks at them as products of vanity and put all but one away. That one Uncle William allows Philip to keep.

Philip settles down to the routine of the vicarage. Aunt Louisa takes Philip shopping with her. Being the wife of the vicar, Aunt Louisa can only shop in stores where the owners attend their church. This causes some confusion with the butcher, since both local butchers attend...

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