The Remains of the Day - Day 3, Evening Summary & Analysis

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Day 3, Evening Summary

Stevens returns to the issue of Lord Darlington's alleged anti-Semitism. He recalls an incident where two maids are dismissed because they are Jewish. At this time, Lord Darlington has been keeping company with a woman named Carolyn Barnet, whose influence runs beyond social issues. Darlington informs Stevens that no Jews should be allowed to work in the household. Further, the two Jewish housemaids need to be relieved of their duties immediately.

It is Stevens' duty to inform Miss Kenton of this recent order from Lord Darlington. Miss Kenton's outrage at such a ridiculous request prompts her to claim that she herself will resign if the two girls are to be dismissed. Stevens tries to get Miss Kenton to understand that personal opinions have no place in the issue and asks that Miss Kenton speak to the girls in the morning before sending them to him...

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