One of Achitophel’s more powerful men who has the ability to manipulate laws. Jonas is a prophet in the Bible, but in Dryden’s poem he represents Sir William Jones, a member of Parliament who prosecuted many of the Catholics falsely accused in the Popish Plot and also supported the Exclusion Bill.
Jonas Character Timeline in Absalom and Achitophel
The timeline below shows where the character Jonas appears in Absalom and Achitophel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.