The Warden Setting & Symbolism

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Hiram's Hospital

Hiram's Hospital is a charitable institution. Twelve poor old men from the town of Barchester live there, watched over by the warden.

The Jupiter

The Jupiter is the most widely-read newspaper in England. They begin printing slanderous articles about Mr. Harding.

Church of England

Also called the Anglican Church, the Church of England was founded by King Henry VIII as an alternative to Catholicism. One major difference is that the Church of England allows priests to marry.

Barchester

Barchester is a fake name the narrator assigns to a cathedral town in England. It is not clear whether it is a real or fictional town.

London

Most of the faster-paced action happens in London. It is the location of the Jupiter, and many of the lawyers.

Mr. Harding's violoncello

Mr. Harding loves playing his violoncello for anyone who will listen. When he is thinking, he pretends he...

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