The Diary of a Country Priest Setting & Symbolism

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The Diary

The diary is a child's copy book that the priest uses to write down the happenings of his parish, conversations he has with others as well as his thoughts and feelings.

The Picture of the Baby Jesus

This colored print, which the priest describes as "hideous," was a gift to the Curé de Torcy by his Flemish grandmother. The picture shows a rosy, chubby Baby Jesus lying between an ox and a donkey.

Three Bottles of Elderberry Wine

The grocer, M. Pamyre, offers to send elderberry wine to the priest. In his naiveté, the priest believes the grocer offers the bottles as a gift and does not realize the man expects payment. Later, the grocer's wife brings the outstanding bill to the attention of the Dean of Blangermont in an attempt to get the priest into trouble.

The Château

The Château is the home...

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